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Definition 1: an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish - [noun denoting artifact]

(gaff is a kind of ...) a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

(... is a member of gaff) gear used in fishing

Definition 2: a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail - [noun denoting artifact]

(gaff is a kind of ...) a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

(... is part of gaff) a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Definition 3: a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock - [noun denoting artifact]

(gaff is a kind of ...) each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)

"the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game" "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens"

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