Part of speech: noun

A sharp iron hook at the end of a pole, for landing large fish.

Part of speech: noun

A spar for extending a sail.

Part of speech: noun

A game cock's steel spur.

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Usage examples "gaff":

  1. Instantly the sail came down with a rush, the gaff striking the boom with a bang. - "Jess of the Rebel Trail", H. A. Cody.
  2. The British merchant flag was flying at her mizzen- gaff, with the ensign down. - "The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
  3. But like all so- called ladders, they could not stand the gaff. - "Watch Yourself Go By", Al. G. Field.