gaff

gaff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fishing)
a. el garfio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It's a lot easier to get a fish that size with the gaff than to try to reel it all the way in.Es mucho más fácil agarrar un pez de este tamaño con el garfio que enrollar el sedal hasta sacarlo del agua.
b. el arpón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I think this is going to be a big one, guys! Get the gaff!¡Creo que este va a ser bien grande, chicos! ¡Pepe, agarra el arpón!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(house) (United Kingdom)
a. la casa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Charlie loves to throw parties at his swanky gaff.A Charlie le encanta dar fiestas en su casa elegante.
b. la choza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'd rather be relaxing in my gaff with a few mates than go out and spend 50 or 100 quid at a club.Prefiero pasar la noche tranquilamente en mi choza con unos colegas a salir y gastar 50 o 100 libras en un club.
3. (nautical)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'll hold the gaff; you get the whole sail on the port side, and then'll we can start furling it.Yo sujeto el pico; tú, pasa toda la vela a babor y luego la recogemos y la plegamos.
b. el cangrejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Keep hauling at the halyard; the gaff should be at a steeper angle than that.Sigue halando la driza; el cangrejo tiene que formar un ángulo más empinado.
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gaff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in fishing)
a. el garfio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la choza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(home)
b. el queli
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
3. (colloquial)
a.
to blow the gaff (on)descubrir el pastel (acerca de)
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gaff [ɡæf]
noun
(Fishing) (harpoon) arpón (m); garfio (m);
transitive verb
arponear; enganchar
gaff [ɡæf]
noun
to blow the gaff irse de la lengua; descubrir el pastel
gaff [ɡæf]
noun
(Britain) (home) casa (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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