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gaffer

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡæf.ər/ us    //

gaffer noun [C] (MAN IN CHARGE)

UK informal a man who is in charge of other workers

gaffer noun [C] (FILM)

specialized theatre & film the person responsible for the lights and other electrical equipment used when making a film or television programme

gaffer noun [C] (OLD MAN)

informal an old man
Translations of “gaffer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 負責人, 工頭, 領班…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负责人, 工头, 领班…
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