1 a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
2 an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
- Rhymes: -æf
- In the context of "fishing": A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, used to pull in large fish.
- (British slang) A place of residence.
- We're going round to Mike's gaff later to watch the footie.
- In the context of "nautical": The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail.
- A minor error or faux pas.
- We politely ignored his gaff.
- A trick or con.
- The sideshow feat was a just a gaff, but the audience was too proud to admit they'd been fooled.
- A garment worn to hide the genitals by male transvestites.
- To use a gaff to land a fish.
Gaff may refer to:
- Gaff (fishing), hooked pole
- Gaff, artificial spurs used, in some regions, in cockfighting
- Gaff, club-like Norwegian seal-hunting hakapik
- Gaff, pole used on gaff rigged sailboats
- Gaff, fictional character in the film Blade Runner
- Penny gaff, 19th-century English variety show
- Operation Gaff, World War II assassination attempt
- GAFF, "generalized AMBER force field" in molecular-simulation program