- 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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How to use gaffer in a sentence
Sometimes, when your rubber isn’t street legal and your headlights have been x-ed out with gaffer tape, a trailer becomes a necessity, as does a vehicle to pull that trailer.What the towing capacity numbers on your truck really mean|Jonathon Klein/Car Bibles|August 24, 2021|Popular-Science
One producer who works on digital and branded videos said they normally need to contact at most “a couple” people when hiring a freelance gaffer for a shoot.Future of TV Briefing: Paramount+’s advertising pitch leaves some buyers hesitant|Tim Peterson|February 24, 2021|Digiday
So you ken what it means, when a gaffer carries on like that, an' the man is saft enough as weel as the woman being willin'.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
"I have no time for gossiping," mumbled Gaffer Grebe, with his mouth full of building material.Robin's Rambles|May Byron
Gaffer; an old English word, but with a peculiar application in Ireland, where it means a boy, a young chap.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
I came to Gaffer and Grannie Cressidge as they smiled at each other when eating the apples and bread.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
Outside a shuttered pub a bunch of loiterers listen to a tale which their brokensnouted gaffer rasps out with raucous humour.Ulysses|James Joyce