A mainsail carried by a gaff has two halyards, the throat and peak.
In an hour and five minutes I brought him to gaff—a small fish.
When Dan lunged with the gaff the tuna made a tremendous splash that deluged us.
Billy,” the skipper ordered, “get forward with a gaff and keep him off.
Used aboard yachts for bending on the gaff topsail halliards.
I'll take the gaff rather than have it said about me that I've lain down on a job.
The captain got his glass, and climbed up to the gaff of the foresail.
Only the whole sail, gaff, boom and all, was not very large.
But like all so-called ladders, they could not stand the gaff.
What flags are these that dumbly droop from the gaff o' the mainmast tall?