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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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But the other weighed 52 pounds, legal by a few inches, so we gaffed it and made fish dip.
GAFFED MOVE: Prince Philip fired off his shotgun near a school
Lord Thurso recalled: "David gaffed it and threw it up a steepish bank, intending to scramble up after it.
Lord Thurso, who died in April 1995, recalled: 'David gaffed it and threw it up a steepish bank, intending to scramble up after it.