- a boss, supervisor, or manager.
- a foreman or overseer in charge of a group of physical laborers: a factory gaffer.
- the coach or manager of a sports team.
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Example sentences from the Web for gaffer
Who coulde have thoughte that those ripe Grapes whereof dear Gaffer ate soe plentifullie, should have ended his Dayes?The Household of Sir Thomas More|Anne Manning
My gaffer, Ole, had done me the honour in the forenoon of losing an 18-lb.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
There were deeper currents than any he had seen at Gaffer Quelch's school.The Hero of Garside School|J. Harwood Panting
I wonder what the Gaffer Gooches, with their parsonships and military offices, think of it.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
Then, nudged by his daughter, who had grown very pale, Gaffer Lezzard rose.Children of the Mist|Eden Phillpotts