HyperDic: gaffer

English > 3 senses of the word gaffer:
NOUNperson gaffer, old-timer, oldtimer, old geezer, antiquean elderly man
person gafferan electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
person gaffer, foreman, chief, honcho, bossa person who exercises control over workers
English > gaffer: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn elderly man.
Synonymsold-timer, oldtimer, old geezer, antique
Broaderold man, greybeard, graybeard, MethuselahA man who is very old
Spanishanciano, anticuado, antigualla, carcamal, carroza, matusalén, pureta, tarra, vejestorio, veterano, viejo
Catalanantiquat, carrincló, carrossa, fòssil
English > gaffer: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set.
Broaderelectrician, lineman, linesmanA person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
English > gaffer: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who exercises control over workers.
Synonymsforeman, chief, honcho, boss
NarrowerbaasSouth African term for 'boss'
gangerThe foreman of a work gang
straw boss, assistant foremanA member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
BroadersupervisorOne who supervises or has charge and direction of
Spanishcapitoste, caporal, gaffer, jefa, jefe, patrona, patrón
Catalancapitost, cap, gaffer, patró, patrona

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