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n. - An iron hook with a handle; A spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail; A sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock.

Usage examples (29)
  • So this gaff is all the reporters fault for being insecure?
  • And surprisingly, there are many situations when a gaff is a better tool than a landing net for releasing fish.
  • The first rule of the gaff is never use one when a net will do.
  • At the same time, they called the gaff reprehensible, but that's not all. for more
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  • He preferred fishing, because he knew how to handle a "gaff" (a hook used to land a fish), whereas he had bad memories of committing a "gaffe" (a social blunder) when spending time with others.
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