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Definition of: gaff

(gaf) noun
1. A sharp iron hook at the end of a pole, for landing a large fish.
2. Naut. A spar for extending the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail.
3. A gamecock's steel spur.
v.t.

1. To strike or land with a gaff: to gaff a sailfish.
2. Brit. Slang To trick; cheat.
—to stand the gaff
U.S. Colloq. To endure hardship, ridicule, or pain without complaining or quitting; be game.
[<OF gaffe, prob. <Celtic]

Definition of: gaff

(gaf) noun
1. Loud, rude talk; raillery.
2. An outburst of laughter; a guffaw. [Cf. OE gafspræc ribald talk]

Definition of: gaff

(gaf) noun Brit. Slang
A cheap theater or low-priced place of amusement. [Origin unknown]

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