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Meaning of gaff

gaff

Pronunciation: (gaf), [key]
— n.
  1. an iron hook with a handle for landing large fish.
  2. the spur on a climbing iron, esp. as used by telephone linemen.
  3. a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
  4. a metal spur for a gamecock.
—v.t.
  1. to hook or land (a fish) with a gaff.

gaff

Pronunciation: (gaf), [key]
— n.
  1. harsh treatment or criticism: All the gaff he took never made him bitter.
  2. to weather hardship or strain; endure patiently.

gaff

Pronunciation: (gaf), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cheat; fleece.
—v.i.
  1. to gamble, esp. to indulge in petty gambling, as to toss coins.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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