Pronunciation: (gaf),[key] —n. 1. an iron hook with a handle for landing large fish.
2. the spur on a climbing iron, esp. as used by telephone linemen.
3. Naut.a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail (gaff sail). 4. a metal spur for a gamecock.
—v.t. to hook or land (a fish) with a gaff.
Pronunciation: (gaf),[key] —n. 1. harsh treatment or criticism: All the gaff he took never made him bitter. 2. stand or take the gaff,Slang.to weather hardship or strain; endure patiently.