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meanings of gaff


  1. Clipping of gaffer tape.
  2. The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail.
  3. A trick or con.
  4. An outcry; nonsense.
  5. A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, especially the one used to pull large fish aboard a boat.
  6. A place of residence.
  7. A minor error or faux pas, a gaffe.
  8. Rough or harsh treatment; criticism.
  9. A garment worn to hide the genitals.


  1. To affix or cover with gaffer tape.
  2. To gamble.
  3. To use a gaff, especially to land a fish.
  4. To cheat or hoax.


  1. A surname​.

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