Associations to the word «Gaff»


GAFF, noun. A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, especially the one used to pull large fish aboard a boat.
GAFF, noun. A minor error or faux pas, a gaffe.
GAFF, noun. A trick or con.
GAFF, noun. (British) (Irish) (slang) A place of residence.
GAFF, noun. (nautical) The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail.
GAFF, noun. A garment worn to hide the genitals by some trans people.
GAFF, verb. To use a gaff, especially to land a fish.
GAFF, verb. To cheat or hoax
GAFF, noun. Rough or harsh treatment; criticism
GAFF RIG, noun. (nautical) a sailing rig that has a fore-and-aft sail supported by a spar called a gaff
GAFF RIGS, noun. Plural of gaff rig

Dictionary definition

GAFF, noun. A sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock.
GAFF, noun. A spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail.
GAFF, noun. An iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn