gaff point

gaff point
the sharp tip of a gaff

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  • gaff — I. noun Etymology: French gaffe, from Occitan gaf Date: circa 1656 1. a. a spear or spearhead for taking fish or turtles b. a handled hook for holding or lifting heavy fish c. a metal spur for a gamecock d. a butcher s hook e. a climbing iron or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Fishing gaff — In fishing, a gaff is a pole with a sharp hook on the end that is used to stab a large fish and then lift the fish into the boat. Ideally, the hook is placed under the backbone. Gaffs are used when the weight of the fish exceeds the breaking… …   Wikipedia

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