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Definition 1: a person who exercises control over workers - [noun denoting person]

Samples where gaffer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

Synonyms for gaffer in the sense of this definition

(gaffer is a kind of ...) one who supervises or has charge and direction of

(... is a kind of gaffer ) South African term for `boss'

(... is a kind of gaffer ) the foreman of a work gang

(... is a kind of gaffer ) a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers

Definition 2: an elderly man - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gaffer in the sense of this definition

(gaffer is a kind of ...) a man who is very old

Definition 3: an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set - [noun denoting person]

(gaffer is a kind of ...) a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines

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