gaff

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gaff

1. Angling a stiff pole with a stout prong or hook attached for landing large fish
2. Nautical a boom hoisted aft of a mast to support a gaffsail
3. a metal spur fixed to the leg of a gamecock
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While the fish were fought, the deckhand tossed more pilchards to keep the rest of the school of cobia around, then gaffed two fly-caught fish and another two taken on spin gear.
And when Wagner gaffed it and swung the beast over the railing, my relief was matched only by my exhaustion.
Civil servants had pulled he plug on the call when they realised to their horror that they had gaffed.