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Synonyms for gaffer

an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set

a person who exercises control over workers

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in the past, managers from Norway were written off as route-one merchants or eccentrics such as Egil Olsen - whose footwear at Wimbledon made him look more like a farme r than a gaffer.
If only for this reason The Man With Two Gaffers, in which most of the characters speak broad Yorkshire, is an interesting and refreshing production - although there is a paradox - the play is actually an adaptation by Blake Morrison of an Italian comedy.
It is just wear and tear after serious damage to the right knee a couple of years ago but most gaffers run a mile because of it.
They were just two of the skippers of 55 boats that took part in the 2006 Gaffers Day, Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's biennial regatta dedicated to "yachts that hoist a spar" plus classic Bermudan rigged craft.
But the good times have also benefited the grips, gaffers, drivers and costume makers.
PROUD Scot Ian McParland sat open-mouthed yesterday as Sven Goran Eriksson was unveiled as his gaffer at Notts County.
So Petrie has no fears about his latest young boss being a safe pair of hands and said: "Mixu has had 100 games in charge so has more experience than previous gaffers.
FEW tears were shed in Romania when Cristiano Bergodi quit as gaffer of Rapid Bucharest.
KILMARNOCK keeper Graeme Smith insists loan spells with two of Scotland's maddest gaffers helped him make the grade at Rugby Park.
THE men in black take it from all corners as bitter gaffers look for an easy target
I am not one to say I am the best player and should be playing, it is down to the gaffer but hopefully we will see that I am one of the best players.