Gaff

Item used to hook heavy fish when boat fishing. Not really used for North east coast fishing. The exception being the flying Gaff which is used for hooking and pulling heavy fish up cliffs like those at Bempton

gaff

[n] - a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail 2. [n] - an iron hook with a handle
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Gaff

A spar in a gaff rig (four sided sails) to which the top side of the sailed is attached.
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Gaff

Gaff noun [ Middle English gaffe , French gaffe an iron hook with which seamen pull great fishes into their ships; confer Ir. gaf , gafa hook; perhaps akin to German gabel fork, Sanskrit gabhasti . Confer Gaffle , Gable .] 1. A barbed ...
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Gaff

Gaff transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Gaffed ; present participle & verbal noun Gaffing .] To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
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gaff

1. A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish. ... 2. The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended. ... 3. Same as Gaffle. ... Origin: 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. Gabhast...
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gaff

noun an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
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Gaff

• (n.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended. • (v. t.) To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon. • (n.) Same as Gaffle, 1. • (n.) A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.
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gaff

(from the article `fishing`) ...with material for the line led to the use of a gut string (mentioned by the diarist Samuel Pepys in 1667) and of a lute string (noted by Venables ...
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Gaff

Gaff is slang for a place of residence.
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Gaff

Gaff is slang for a place of residence.
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Gaff

A gaff is a spar used in ships to extend the upper edge of fore-and-aft sails which are not set on stays. The fore-end of the gaff, where it embraces the mast, is termed the jaw, the outer end the peak. The jaw forms a semicircle, and is secured in its position by a jaw-rope passing round the mast.
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GAFF

See gimmick.
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Gaff

a free swinging spar attached to the top edge of a sail
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Gaff

In angling, a gaff is a stiff pole with a stout prong or hook attached used for landing large fish.
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Gaff

A gaff is a ring used for cock-fighting.
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gaff

The spar to which the top of a gaff sail is attached. Also a hook used fro landing fish.
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Gaff

Spar which supports the upper side sofa fore-and-aft four-sided sail. Also, long-handed hook to bring fish aboard.
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Gaff

a long, straight, wooden pole with a hook on the end that is used to catch buoys.
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Gaff

A spar that supports the head of a four sided fore-and-aft sail.
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Gaff

To rig a game so as to make it unwinnable
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gaff

spar on which head of fore-and-aft sail is extended
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Gaff

steel hook of varying sizes, mounted on a pole or stick, used for hooking and lifting into a boat a caught fish. NOTE: National byelaw for England and Wales. The use of a gaff is prohibited at all times when fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or freshwater eels in England and Wales.
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Gaff

A steel hook on a handle used for landing fish
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Gaff

Spar on the aft side of a mast supporting the head of a fore-and-aft sail.
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