Definition of Gaff

1. Noun. A sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock.

Generic synonyms: Spike

2. Noun. A spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail.
Group relationships: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel
Generic synonyms: Spar

3. Noun. An iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish.
Group relationships: Fishing Gear, Fishing Rig, Fishing Tackle, Rig, Tackle
Generic synonyms: Hook

Definition of Gaff

1. n. A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.

2. v. t. To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.

Definition of Gaff

1. Noun. A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, especially the one used to pull large fish aboard a boat. ¹

2. Noun. A minor error or faux pas. ¹

3. Noun. A trick or con. ¹

4. Noun. (British slang) A place of residence. ¹

5. Noun. (context: nautical) The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail. ¹

6. Noun. A garment worn to hide the genitals by male transvestites. ¹

7. Verb. To use a gaff, especially to land a fish. ¹

8. Verb. To cheat or hoax ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gaff

1. to catch a fish with a sharp hook [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Gaff

1. 1. A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish. 2. The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended. 3. Same as Gaffle. Origin: OE. Gaffe, F. Gaffe an iron hook with which seamen pull great fishes into their ships; cf. Ir. Gaf, gafa hook; perh. Akin to G. Gabel fork, Skr. Gabhasti. CF. Gaffle, Gable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaff

gadsos
gaduin
gadwall
gadwalls
gadzookeries
gadzookery
gadzooks
gae
gaed
gaeing
gael
gaelic
gaelscoil
gaen
gaes
gaff-headed sail
gaff-topsail
gaff-topsails
gaff rig
gaff rigs
gaff topsail
gaffa
gaffas
gaffe
gaffed
gaffer
gaffer tape
gaffer tapes
gaffers

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