[gaf-uhl] New England (chiefly Maine) .
verb (used with object), gaffled, gaffling.
to take hold of; seize.
verb (used without object), gaffled, gaffling.
to take as one's own (used in the phrase gaffle on to ): I'm going to gaffle on to that last piece of pie.

1930–35; perhaps blend of gaff1 and grapple Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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