Definition of gaffsman:

part of speech: noun

An attendant on an angler who aids in landing the fish by means of a gaff- hook. " The attendant gaffsman stands or crouches, with a sharp- pointed steel hook attached to a short ashen staff called a gaff, waiting his opportunity."- Ency. Brit.

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