GAFF MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Gaff Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.
  2. (v. t.) To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
  3. (n.) Same as Gaffle, 1.
  4. (n.) A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.


• Gaff-topsail Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A small triangular sail having its foot extended upon the gaff and its luff upon the topmast.


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