(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, spike

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

Definition categories: man–made, spar

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

Definition categories: man–made, hook

Sentences with gaff as a noun:

- We politely ignored his gaff.

- The sideshow feat was a just a gaff, but the audience was too proud to admit they'd been fooled.

- We're going round to Mike's gaff later to watch the footie.

- 1916, Edgar Rice Burrows, Beyond Thirty (aka The Lost Continent)[2], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:"Numbers one, two, and five engines have broken down, sir," he called. "Shall we force the remaining three?" / "We can do nothing else," I bellowed into the transmitter. / "They won't stand the gaff, sir," he returned. / "Can you suggest a better plan?" I asked. / "No, sir," he replied. / "Then give them the gaff, lieutenant," I shouted back, and hu


1. To use a gaff, especially to land a fish.

2. To cheat or hoax