- Rhymes: -æfəl
gaffle (plural gaffles)
- (obsolete) A lever used to bend a crossbow.
- A steel spur attached to a gamecock.
- (historical, artillery) A portable fork of iron or wood in which the heavy musket formerly in use was rested that it might be accurately aimed and fired.
- To seize
- To steal
- To talk incessantly without a purpose, usually about inane or pointless topics; to banter.
- OED 2nd edition 1989 (noun sense)