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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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gaffer- In television and film, the senior electrician.
See also related terms for television.
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|Noun||1.||gaffer - an elderly man|
|2.||gaffer - an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set|
|3.||gaffer - 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
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
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1. (= old man) → vejete m
3. (Cine, TV) → iluminista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
gaffer[ˈgæfər] n (British) (= boss) → patron mgaffer tape n (= adhesive tape) → gaffeur m (ruban adhésif toilé)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
gaffer[ˈgæfəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → capo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995