gaff

Primary Meanings of gaff

1.
n
an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
2.
n
a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
Full Definitions of gaff
1

n an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish

Type of:
hook
a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

n a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock

Type of:
spike
each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)
2

n a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail

Type of:
spar
a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

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