Middle English gaffolle, from Middle Dutch gaffel, gafel fork; akin to Old English gafol, geafel fork, Old High German gabala, Old Saxon gafala fork, Old Irish gabul forked branch, fork, vulva
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“Gaffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaffle. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.
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