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gaf·fer

 (găf′ər)
n.
1. An electrician in charge of lighting on a movie or television set.
2. Chiefly British An old man or a rustic.
3. Chiefly British A boss or foreman.

[Probably alteration (influenced by grandfather) of godfather.]

gaffer

(ˈɡæfə)
n
1. an old man, esp one living in the country: often used affectionately or patronizingly. Compare gammer
2. informal chiefly Brit a boss, foreman, or owner of a factory, mine, etc
3. (Film) the senior electrician on a television or film set
[C16: alteration of godfather]

gaf•fer

(ˈgæf ər)

n.
1. the chief electrician on a motion-picture or television production.
2. Informal. an old man.
3. Brit. the foreman or overseer of a group of workers.
[1565–75; contraction of godfather]

gaffer

- In television and film, the senior electrician.
See also related terms for television.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaffer - an elderly mangaffer - an elderly man      
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old
2.gaffer - an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
electrician, linesman, lineman - a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
3.gaffer - a person who exercises control over workersgaffer - a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
baas - South African term for `boss'
ganger - the foreman of a work gang
assistant foreman, straw boss - a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
Translations

gaffer

[ˈgæfəʳ] N
1. (= old man) → vejete m
2. (Brit) (= foreman) → capataz m; (= boss) → jefe m
3. (Cine, TV) → iluminista mf

gaffer

[ˈgæfər] n (British) (= boss) → patron mgaffer tape n (= adhesive tape) → gaffeur m (ruban adhésif toilé)

gaffer

n (Brit inf)
(= foreman)Vorarbeiter m, → Vormann m; (= boss)Chef m, → Boss m (inf), → Alte(r) m(f) (inf)
(= old man)Alte(r) m, → Opa m (inf)

gaffer

[ˈgæfəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → capo
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