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gaff

gaff

 
pronunciation:
gaef
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal hook with a handle, used to land large fish.
definition 2: a spar that extends or supports the upper edge of certain sails.
similar words:
yard
definition 3: a hook or spur as found on a climbing iron.
definition 4: a trick; hoax.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gaffed, gaffing, gaffs
definition 1: to hook or pull in (a fish) using a gaff.
definition 2: to deceive; trick.