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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. Naut.a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail (gaff sail).
4. a metal spur for a gamecock.

v.t.
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. stand or take the gaff, Slang.to weather hardship or strain; endure patiently.

gaff



Pronunciation: (gaf), [key]
v.t.
Slang.to cheat; fleece.

v.i.
Brit. Slang.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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