Pronunciation of Gaff
/ɡ_ˈa_f/, /ɡˈaf/, /ɡˈaf/
Antonyms for gaff:
manners, pleasantry, form, attention, accuracy, exactitude, gesture, civility, courtesy, correctness, preciseness, infallibility, strictness, amenity, perfection, Proprieties, precision, formality, exactness, inerrancy, mores.
Usage examples for gaff:
- We stood in till it was judged we were in her track, and then hove to, with the stars and stripes flying at the main gaff, as a signal that we wished to speak her. - "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.
- The two flags of the international code- N and B- were hoisted to the gaff end, which indicate that a vessel is in need of assistance. - "A Desperate Voyage", Edward Frederick Knight.
- This might mean that the whole performance would have to be done over again, but again the fish was checked, Colin having the line reeled up almost to the wire leader, and with a quickness that was wonderful in its accuracy, the boatman neatly dropped the gaff under the jaws of the tuna. - "The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
Idioms for gaff:
- blow the gaff