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Gaff

Definition of gaff:

part of speech: noun

A boat- hook or fishing- spear: a kind of boom or yard.

part of speech: noun

Spar at the upper edge of a fore- and- aft sail; steel blade fixed on the spurs of cocks for fighting.

part of speech: verb

In angling, to strike or secure by means of a gaff- hook, as a salmon.

part of speech: noun

A large hook for landing salmon, etc.; a piece of wood upon which to extend the upper edge of a fore- and- aft sail.

part of speech: verb

To seize or land, as a fish with a large hook.

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