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gaffer

gaffer

noun gaf·fer \ˈga-fər\

: a person who is in charge of the lights that are used when making a movie, television show, etc.

Full Definition of GAFFER

1
:  an old man — compare gammer
2
British
a :  foreman, overseer
b :  employer
3
:  a head glassblower
4
:  a lighting electrician on a motion-picture or television set

Origin of GAFFER

alteration of godfather
First Known Use: 1589

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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