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  1. gaffle(Noun)

    A lever used to bend a crossbow

  2. gaffle(Noun)

    A steel spur attached to a gamecock

  3. gaffle(Verb)

    To seize

  4. gaffle(Verb)

    To steal

  5. gaffle(Verb)

    Gaffling is a planning technique for orienteering relay courses whereby individual routes are planned so as to vary slightly and to make following difficult. This means that the competition depends more on navigational skills rather than just physical ability. See British Orienteering Federation's Event Guideline F for Relay Events, Section 3.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaffle(noun)

    an artificial spur or gaff for gamecocks

  2. Gaffle(noun)

    a lever to bend crossbows

  3. Origin: [Cf. AS. geafl fork, LG., D., Sw., & Dan. gaffel, G. gabel, W. gafl, Ir. & Gael. gabhal. Cf. Gaff.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gaffle

    A lever or stirrup for bending a cross-bow.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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