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gaffer

1. An old man, typically one who lives in a rural place. The word is thought to be a contraction of "godfather." Only gaffers live out here—I bet you're the youngest person for 20 miles!
2. The main electrician responsible for the lighting on a film or TV set. No, I don't like the lighting in this shot—where's the gaffer?
3. Someone who others report to, as at work. It can refer to a boss or a fellow employee. Primarily heard in UK. The gaffer's going to be in the office tomorrow, so you better get here on time for once.

gaffer

(ˈgæfɚ)
n. an old man; a rustic old man. (From grandfather.) Nobody out there but some old gaffer with a cane.
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Former Swansea gaffer Garry Monk is the early favourite for the job.
The Man With Two Gaffers continues until Saturday, when there is also a matinee.
"The last couple of weeks have been hard because I've wanted to join in more in the build-up but the gaffer said no.
He added: "It was good to be back and nice to get another goal but, more importantly, it is another three points which is good for the gaffer and the coaching staff.
McKenzie admits that he would have liked to have increased his goal tally from the penalty spot before he scored from open play, saying: "I wanted to take the penalty but Doyler already had some sort of arrangement with the gaffer so that got taken away from me.
NSW Gaffers Day is a special event, organised for many years by the now 80-year-old Bill Gale who still races the original Ranger, designed by his father Cliff some 75 years ago.
First place in Gaffers Division 2 went to Pagan, a double-ender that was sailed from Canada to Australia before World War II and is now owned by James Dean.
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"Solskjaer went from Molde to " Cardiff and got fired so people were also asking questions about the gaffer very quickly.
We don't have tall strikers any more!" Johansen checked in at Celtic S" six months ahead of his oldStromsgodset boss but he didn't need to tell the incoming gaffer what to expect at Parkhead.
You need to learn to deal with that and the gaffer is an honest guy.
"That can be down to fitness, but it also takes time for the gaffer to put his stamp on the team.
Livi gaffer Allan Preston sees red after his side concede a penalty and a man in one fell swoop against Aberdeen