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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

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

2. a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail;

3. an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gaff \Gaff\ (g[a^]f), n. [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.] 1. A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended. [1913 Webster] 3. Same as Gaffle, 1. --Wright. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gaff \Gaff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Gaffing.] To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gaff n 1: a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock 2: a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail 3: an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish




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