a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, especially the one used to pull large fish aboard a boat.
A minor error or faux pas.
We politely ignored his gaff.
A trick or con.
The sideshow feat was a just a gaff, but the audience was too proud to admit they'd been fooled.
A place of residence.
We're going round to Mike's gaff later to watch the footie.
The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail.
A garment worn to hide the genitals by male transvestites.
To use a gaff, especially to land a fish.
To cheat or hoax
Origin: from gaffe, from gaf, derivative of gafar, from derived from 0332033903310330033D.
a barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish
the spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended
same as Gaffle, 1
to strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gaf, n. a hook used esp. for landing large fish after they have been hooked on the line and spent by the skill of the angler: (naut.) the spar to which the head of a fore-and-aft sail is bent.—v.t. to hook or bind by means of a gaff.—n. Gaff′-top-sail, a small sail, the head of which is extended on a small gaff which hoists on the top-mast, and the foot on the lower gaff. [Fr. gaffe.]
gaf, n. (slang) a low theatre: a fair.
gaf, v.i. (slang) to gamble.—ns. Gaff′er; Gaff′ing.
The numerical value of GAFF in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of GAFF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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