gaffe vs gaff

gaffe gaff

Definitions

  • 1) A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.
  • 2) A clumsy social error; a faux pas.
  • 3) A blatant mistake or misjudgment.
  • 4) A socially awkward or tactless act.

Definitions

  • 1) A minor error or faux pas.
  • 2) nautical The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail.
  • 3) A trick or con.
  • 4) A garment worn to hide the genitals by male transvestites.
  • 5) UK, slang A place of residence.
  • 6) A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, especially the one used to pull large fish aboard a boat.
  • 7) rough or harsh treatment; criticism
  • 8) Nautical A spar attached to the mast and used to extend the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail.
  • 9) Slang A trick or gimmick, especially one used in a swindle or to rig a game.
  • 10) A climbing hook used by telephone and electric line workers.
  • 11) Slang Harshness of treatment; abuse.
  • 12) A sharp metal spur or spike fastened to the leg of a gamecock.
  • 13) A public place of entertainment, especially a cheap or disreputable music hall or theater.
  • 14) Slang A house, building, or apartment, especially where one resides.
  • 15) A large iron hook attached to a pole or handle and used to land large fish.
  • 16) (Naut.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.
  • 17) Same as Gaffle, 1.
  • 18) A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.
  • 19) an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
  • 20) a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
  • 21) a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
  • 22) Nautical, a spar used to extend the upper edge of fore-and-aft sails which are not set on stays, as the mainsail of a sloop or the spanker of a ship.
  • 23) The metal spur bound to the shanks of fighting-cocks; a gaffle.—
  • 24) Used in the following phrase.
  • 25) In Great, Britain, a theater of the lowest class, the admission to which is generally a penny; a cheap and loosely conducted place of amusement, where singing and dancing take place.
  • 26) Short for gaffer.
  • 27) A sharp, strong iron hook, like a large fish-hook without a barb, inserted into or otherwise attached to a wooden handle of convenient length, used especially for landing large fish, as salmon, pike, bass, or the like, after they have been hooked on the line. Also called gaffhook.
  • 28) To use a gaff, especially to land a fish.
  • 29) To cheat or hoax
  • 30) To use the gaff: as, to gaff for an angler.
  • 31) To hook with a gaff; land by means of a gaff: as, to gaff a fish.
  • 32) To hook or land (a fish) using a gaff.
  • 33) To rig or fix in order to cheat.
  • 34) To equip (a gamecock) with a gaff.
  • 35) To take in or defraud; swindle.
  • 36) To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff.

Examples

  • 1) It’s also worth recording some of the social media gaffes from this election.
  • 2) The embarrassing technical gaffe was in the first episode of the new series.
  • 3) The embarrassing gaffe was contained in a pledge to deliver apprenticeships.
  • 4) It was an embarrassing gaffe by any standards.
  • 5) Is she committing a social gaffe?
  • 6) It's just one gaffe after another.
  • 7) Chalk it up as another gaffe that the Duke just about got away with.
  • 8) And the 2013 calendar gaffe is just another episode that will leave them in despair.
  • 9) You are not prone to social gaffes, you are just deeply strange.
  • 10) I wondered whether you had any advice for a person prone to huge faux pas and social gaffes.
  • 11) Somebody with such potential for embarrassing gaffes should forget about the White House.
  • 12) And due to their lack of knowledge, users are also prone to potentially embarrassing gaffes, according to new research.
  • 13) And in a way they should, because he often makes gaffes when he's actually trying to put people at ease.
  • 14) I recall one embarrassing gaffe I committed during our middle worship hour message.
  • 15) Hopefully she will soon make another major gaffe and disappear back to the wilds, after sadly setting back the cause of women in American politics by decades.
  • 16) If the definition of a gaffe is a politician accidentally telling the truth, this is absolutely, positively, one hundred percent gaffetastic:
  • 17) The latest verbal gaffe from the tea party-backed contender came when she squared off in a debate against Democratic opponent Chris Coons.
  • 18) But this gaffe is for the best – even lamescream media wrote about it and political victims is what we need now.
  • 19) Remember, a gaffe is when a politician says what they mean.
  • 20) The remarks were so bizarre some observers dismissed them as just another gaffe from a candidate dogged by allegations of infidelity and sending pornographic images by email.
  • 21) ‘He was forced to resign from the position of transport secretary at the end of May after an 11-month tenure marked by a series of gaffes and blunders.’
  • 22) ‘Embarrassment concerns lighter social gaffes and violations of decorous comportment.’
  • 23) ‘Otherwise it's merely a gaffe, an embarrassment or a row.’
  • 24) ‘The Cultural Cold War contains some silly mistakes and some real gaffes.’
  • 25) ‘Several of his major gaffes were simple mistakes of technique, which over time can be corrected.’
  • 26) ‘Don't even think about ordering in Spanish or French - a diplomatic gaffe.’
  • 27) ‘Only then, having realised their diplomatic gaffe, did the White House alter its stance.’
  • 28) ‘He is disarmingly straightforward about his goofs and gaffes, of which he had plenty during his first go-round.’
  • 29) ‘She was given to embarrassing conversational gaffes; he could be boorish and argumentative when drunk - which was often.’
  • 30) ‘His reluctance to be leader combined with his recent rather embarrassing gaffes has, however, compelled me to examine the alternatives.’
  • 31) ‘Jubilant children can now go to their chosen schools after education chiefs admitted an embarrassing gaffe.’
  • 32) ‘It is said in Washington that a gaffe is when someone slips up and tells the truth.’
  • 33) ‘As in all such debates, the principal goal is to avoid a gaffe which will make embarrassing headlines the next morning.’
  • 34) ‘He was a keen humorist and sometimes it was hard to tell which of his remarks were jokes and which were gaffes.’
  • 35) ‘With respect to the film itself, there are many who take pride in highlighting the several goofs and gaffes on display.’
  • 36) ‘I kept things moving reasonably well and didn't commit any major gaffes or trip over my words too badly.’
  • 37) ‘The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassing security gaffes to affect the software giant.’
  • 38) ‘What they're after is the gaffe or the mistake rather than the analysis of the decision.’
  • 39) ‘Criticism, missteps and gaffes began to characterize news coverage.’
  • 40) ‘We all know some of the famous gaffes that have been performed.’

Examples

  • 1) But buying her own gaff will save a fortune on hotels.
  • 2) Which is probably the same size as her new gaff.
  • 3) The rental agent who showed the freaks round their new gaff kept up a familiar monologue on pop culture.
  • 4) The new gaff is now worth 400,000.
  • 5) Yesterday she carried bags of groceries ready to settle into her new gaff - and no doubt her old haunts.
  • 6) As he lives up the road from my new gaff, it made sense for him to carry out the bulk of the job.
  • 7) She has forked out 900,000 for the gaff in one of the capital's smartest addresses so she can move in more staff.
  • 8) So this gaff is all the reporters fault for being insecure?
  • 9) And surprisingly, there are many situations when a gaff is a better tool than a landing net for releasing fish.
  • 10) It will be interesting to see if this proves, once again, the truth of the old saying that in Washington, D.C. the definition of a "gaff" is slipping up and telling the truth.
  • 11) "How d'ye do, Ole," Charley greeted a big blue-shirted Swede who was greasing the jaws of the main gaff with a piece of pork rind.
  • 12) This gaff is not to be used for fishing, but to be hung as a collector's piece.
  • 13) The owner's bravery in recognising the nom-de-gaff is outstanding and to be aplauded.
  • 14) A small hand gaff is a good idea if you plan on landing a fish for dinner.
  • 15) At the same time, they called the gaff reprehensible, but that's not all.
  • 16) The first rule of the gaff is never use one when a net will do.
  • 17) ‘Before commercialization, when lobsters were fished as a subsistence item, or for sale or barter in small local markets, they were typically fished by hand or with gaffs and spears.’
  • 18) ‘The five-part sculpture tells a story from the folk history of Kiltimagh and illustrates the drama of the catching of salmon by the illegal gaff and spear on winter nights in the early 1900s.’
  • 19) ‘This fish we fight for about 15 minutes, but we are using a small diameter wind-on and cannot get the fish within range of the gaff even though we have most of the leader on the reel.’
  • 20) ‘One monster was hooked from Neptune, it was a huge fish of approx 1000 lb; they had the gaff in its mouth, but it went ballistic and got off.’
  • 21) ‘However, the gaff straightened due to the weight of the fish, and it took a second attempt before the fish was secured and stringered.’
  • 22) ‘So, naturally, if you slot a gaff through a fish it would feel something.’
  • 23) ‘There is a shout for Nigel and he too leans over and pins the fish to the boat with the bigger gaff through the gills.’
  • 24) ‘There are still skippers and anglers that use gaffs on rays.’
  • 25) ‘I noticed the hook of the flying gaff still unused in the corner, and knew that if he plunged that 10 in spike into her, the lady of the sea was dead.’
  • 26) ‘Captain Dang successfully hooked the gaff deep into its tail and managed to get the tail up to level of the deck.’
  • 27) ‘After stowing the gaff, the skipper picked up the anglers trace and showed it to him.’
  • 28) ‘The crewman will use gaffs, lightly placed in the wing edges where it does no harm, to lift the fish in.’
  • 29) ‘But if the tubing is notched and a short length pushed onto the metal of the gaff, the other length of tubing can be pushed onto the point, yet can be removed and easily swivelled out of the way when the gaff is used in anger.’
  • 30) ‘A gaff is also good for beating off wayward locals, snakes, centipedes, scorpions, dogs etc.’
  • 31) ‘And he's waiting there with the gaff all ready y'know?’
  • 32) ‘I have a boat hook and gaff (rarely used) positioned on snap hooks that are screwed in to the glassed-in gunnel supports on the inside of the left hand gunnel.’
  • 33) ‘Then the policemen find blood on a fishing gaff.’
  • 34) ‘A quick, well-aimed move with the gaff, and 54 inches of hammered chrome and green came over the side.’
  • 35) ‘Angry anglers can stop sharpening their gaffs in anticipation of a major battle on the Lakes of Killarney.’
  • 36) ‘Well, foreign fishers sitting out on the next wave with their gaffs in their hands must be saying: ‘You guys are an absolute joke.’’
  • 37) ‘Vessels built of ferrocement may be accepted if they have a gaff or traditional schooner rig.’
  • 38) ‘Therefore, I favour such deceptive tactics as dragging a small, weighted hook wrapped in colourful wool across the sandy bottom and gaffing the unsuspecting honeymooners mid-coitus.’
  • 39) ‘With a combination of moving back up the beach and leaning over almost 180 degrees backwards to put pressure on the rod, we managed to get it into the surf, whereupon our excellent guide leaped in and gaffed it.’
  • 40) ‘Adams fought the fish for over half an hour before he finally reeled in and gaffed the exhausted bass.’
  • 41) ‘Branson expertly reels in one close to 100 lb. Charlie had gaffed the smaller fish but JJ has to harpoon this one before he can safely bring it onto the boat.’
  • 42) ‘To save time, the skipper eventually backed up to the fish, which was gaffed aboard in a flurry of foam.’
  • 43) ‘We saw a number of bears that trip, one skidding down the river bank on his rump to try for sockeye which we'd seen fishermen dip-netting and gaffing above the narrow chasms at Moricetown.’
  • 44) ‘By the men's own description, the shark suffered horribly, struggling for hours, being gaffed again and again, until he was finally dragged on board, thrashing for air.’
  • 45) ‘At the boats side, those huge fins beat the water to a foam, before being gaffed aboard by the boats regular hand, Patrick.’
  • 46) ‘I know of one jewfish caught that was 18 kg and another angler had two quite nice Spanish mackerel to the wall but was unable to gaff them.’
  • 47) ‘To gaff a trap, you need to come at it against the tide so you can create some slack on the line.’
  • 48) ‘Coastguard spokesman Tony Wood said ‘The angler had hooked a big conger eel and was trying to gaff it when he was hit by the wave and swept away.’’
  • 49) ‘‘It took me about 25 minutes to bring it to the boat and Matt tried to gaff it but missed,’ she says.’
  • 50) ‘There is no need to gaff tope, even from the rock marks.’
  • 51) ‘Julie and her dad would gaff them and bring them aboard; I did the cleaning and icing.’
  • 52) ‘There is absolutely no need to ever gaff a tope, it's an appalling thing to even consider.’
  • 53) ‘Everyone kept back and held their breath as we prepared to gaff the big fish.’
  • 54) ‘With the line angling downwards within 30 seconds I called it for a yellowfin or bigeye and told Richard to get his gloves out with the gaff and standby to gaff his first blue-water fish - a far cry from blue sharks!’
  • 55) ‘Nevertheless, it took much longer to land, even though at one stage early in the fight we got it close enough to the boat to gaff.’
  • 56) ‘Nobody gaffs and puts back pike into Lough Mask so it must have managed to escape from a bungled gaffing attempt.’
  • 57) ‘I also did a fair amount of gaffing for the others - all on a boat where we were either pointing up at the skies or at the bottom of the trough of a giant wave or rolling from side to side.’
  • 58) ‘The rules were, to begin with, difficult to master, since, as a journalist, one's entire instinct was to blow the gaff.’
  • 59) ‘Well… we could hardly blow the gaff on a fairytale, could we?’
  • 60) ‘To sugar the pill they sent me to review a very good book, which appeared recently, The Spanish Cockpit, which blows the gaff pretty well on what has been happening.’
  • 61) ‘But most of all, he blows the gaff on reviewers and productions alike, with his own inimitable turn of phrase.’
  • 62) ‘In an effort to blow the gaff on this mystique we thought we would present to you one and discuss it in detail.’
  • 63) ‘We are talking about not only an inadvertent or incorrect disclosure, but blowing the gaff on the investigation.’
  • 64) ‘The misconceived pre-publicity for the series blew the gaff on this one, so unlike the main supporting characters, we knew all along that she wasn't out of her mind, just out of her body.’
  • 65) ‘The son has to decide whether blowing the gaff will do more harm than trying to restore the fortunes by continued dishonesty.’
  • 66) ‘As an antiques dealer myself, but not in the jewellery field, I'm in an ideal position to blow the gaff on this rather naive theory.’
  • 67) ‘Craftsman typically form Guilds and the guild members tend to keep their common craft as a well-guarded secret among themselves: not blowing the gaff is one of their rules of professional conduct.’
  • 68) ‘It is a luxurious gaff with seven reception rooms and Prince Michael is getting away with one of the best housing benefit scams in the land.’
  • 69) ‘One's a millionaire, one has done really well and lives in Ireland, one of them has a big gaff in the New Town.’
  • 70) ‘I may have liked God when I was three, as I testified on the study wall, but He certainly wouldn't be very fond of me when He found out what I'd done to His gaff in Acton.’
  • 71) ‘Everyone knows that if you have a mysterious ghoulie or ghostie in your gaff, all you have to do is get yourself a short old woman with a helium voice, a bucket of tennis balls and a very long piece of string.’
  • 72) ‘Track 2 is a guaranteed floor filler round our gaff.’
  • 73) ‘Back in the car, K and I set off for London, where we will be spending the rest of the day with British Museum and Royal Academy at their gaff in Brixton.’
  • 74) ‘I could be doing the sun coffee time cross word, cutting my toenails, making balls out of elastic bands the postman drops outside my gaff everyday.’
  • 75) ‘Gilz came back to my gaff for his supper last night.’
  • 76) ‘This time next week, we'll be standing in the new gaff wondering where we're going to put everything, and waiting for the bed to be delivered.’
  • 77) ‘I'd love to waft around his gaff as a beautiful apparition, red hair flowing in the breeze, reminding him of what he's been missing.’
  • 78) ‘So we whizzed up to Hertfordshire to get the boxes, then picked up more from the old gaff, and then dashed over to run up and down the stairs a few hundred times.’
  • 79) ‘But now, this means there are builders all over the front of my gaff.’
  • 80) ‘Twelve months on and a neighbouring gaff has just come on the market - for €1.6m.’
  • 81) ‘Which popular blogger invited me round to his gaff last night?’
  • 82) ‘A man with a ladder has been round my gaff for the past three days.’
  • 83) ‘With one daughter already and another baby on the way, she is desperate for a bigger gaff in which to raise their family.’
  • 84) ‘Yesterday afternoon three girls were roaming the centre lane of the main road outside my gaff.’
  • 85) ‘He was well cool, and took us back, through the soviet style streets back to his gaff.’
  • 86) ‘Today the man who should not be named turned up at my gaff throwing stones at my window.’
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