What does the word gaff mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A spar for extending a sail.

Usage examples for gaff

  1. Instantly the sail came down with a rush, the gaff striking the boom with a bang. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  2. But like all so- called ladders, they could not stand the gaff. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field