Definition of gaff:
gaffe, faux pas, clinker, barb, fault, lapse, brick, indiscretion, slip, solecism, screwup, cockpit, goof, fishing line, inaccuracy, miscue, boob, boo-boo, flub, trip, bait, fluff, slipup, drifter, misstep, fishing rod, creel, decoy, dragnet, familiarity, mistake, drift net, stumble, oversight, bobble, clanger, fumble, blunder.
- "The Last Hope", Henry Seton Merriman.
" There's the old one stuck in the side, sir," replied the lad; and, holding on with one hand, Dick reached the gaff- hook with the other; but though he got his fish close up to the stern two or three times, he found that he was not experienced fisherman enough to hold the line with his left hand and gaff it with the other.- "Menhardoc", George Manville Fenn.
- "Out of the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.