|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|
|4.||angling to hook or land (a fish) with a gaff|
|5.||slang to cheat; hoax|
|[C13: from French gaffe, from Provençal gaf boathook]|
see stand the gaff.