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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gaff /ˈgæf/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gaff n.
 1. A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.
 2. Naut. The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.
 3. Same as Gaffle, 1.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gaff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaffed p. pr. & vb. n. Gaffing.] To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a
           quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
      2: an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish