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Noun: gaffer  ga-fu(r)
  1. An elderly man or woman
    - old-timer, oldtimer, old geezer, antique
     
  2. An electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
     
  3. A person who exercises control over workers
    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the gaffer";
    - foreman, chief, honcho [N. Amer], boss

Derived forms: gaffers

Type of: electrician, graybeard [US], greybeard [Brit, Cdn], lineman [N. Amer], linesman, Methuselah, old man, overlooker, sparky [Brit], supervisor

Encyclopedia: Gaffer