gaffing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

gaffing

  1. present participle of gaff

Noun[edit]

gaffing (plural gaffings)

  1. The process of landing a fish with a gaff.
    • 1930, W. F. R. Reynolds, Fly and Minnow: Common Problems of Trout and Salmon Fishing
      Of the few gaffings that I have seen attempted under water most have been either bad shots or failures. One sees the gut fouled, the fish torn, the fish lost, and the angler fume.
    • 1966, Outdoor Indiana (volume 32, page 15)
      He recognizes the fish by the effects of previous gaffings.