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See definition of gaff on Dictionary.com
  • as inlapse
  • as inarrest
  • as inslip
  • as inapparatus
  • as inarrest

synonyms for gaff

  • blunder
  • breach
  • crime
  • error
  • failing
  • failure
  • fault
  • indiscretion
  • miscue
  • negligence
  • offense
  • omission
  • oversight
  • sin
  • transgression
  • violation
  • bungle
  • flub
  • foible
  • frailty
  • goof
  • slip
  • slip-up
  • trespass
  • trip
  • vice
  • goof-up
  • screw-up
See also synonyms for: gaffed / gaffing
  • capture
  • incarceration
  • imprisonment
  • detention
  • restraining
  • commitment
  • nail
  • hook
  • nip
  • nab
  • bust
  • accommodation
  • nick
  • crimp
  • sweep
  • heat
  • appropriation
  • fall
  • snare
  • collar
  • captivity
  • pull
  • constraint
  • apprehension
  • pinch
  • drop
  • bag
  • confinement
  • grab
  • pickle
  • booby trap
  • pick up
  • pull in
  • run in
  • glom
  • mitt
  • preventive custody
  • protective custody
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antonyms for gaff

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  • accuracy
  • advantage
  • behavior
  • care
  • correction
  • kindness
  • obedience
  • remembrance
  • right
  • strength
  • success
  • achievement
  • continuity
  • perfection
  • progress
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    How to use gaff in a sentence

    After an embarrassing administrative gaff, a few zany candidates, and nationwide anticipation, New York City’s final vote tally for the mayoral primaries is in.
    NEW YORK'S MAYORAL RACE SHOWS THAT RANKED CHOICE VOTING WORKS—EVEN WITH SNAFUSKEVIN KOSAR AND ELAYNE ALLENJULY 10, 2021TIME
    If with the Vice-Admiral he will hoist a white flag at the end of the gaff or derrick, and fire two guns.
    YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
    When he would have the fleet come to an anchor, he will show double Dutch colours at the end of his gaff and fire a gun.
    YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
    The bowlines on the luff of the gaff topsails should be particularly noticed as a feature of this period.
    YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
    Unfortunately 'Meteor' and 'Iverna' were not competing, the former having damaged her gaff.
    YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
    We've picked up a guy out of an ice gang that's willin' to stand th' gaff, but we need another one.
    THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
    The captain got his glass, and climbed up to the gaff of the foresail.
    LEFT ON LABRADORCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
    Personally I belong to those who gaff "under," and have always found it much easier than the other.
    THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
    I must not omit to mention the gaff and the landing-net, most important parts of the angler's outfit.
    THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
    Jack-yard: A small yard used to extend the foot of a fore-and-aft balloon topsail that extends beyond the end of the gaff.
    THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
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    WORDS RELATED TO GAFF

    • accoutrement
    • appliance
    • black box
    • contraption
    • device
    • dingbat
    • doodad
    • doohickey
    • furnishings
    • gaff
    • gear
    • gimcrack
    • gimmick
    • gizmo
    • grabber
    • idiot box
    • implement
    • jigger
    • job
    • machine
    • machinery
    • means
    • mechanism
    • outfit
    • paraphernalia
    • provisions
    • setup
    • stuff
    • supplies
    • tackle
    • thingamajig
    • tools
    • utensils
    • whatchamacallit
    • whatsis
    • whosis
    • widget
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