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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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That's down to the gaffer and Kenny Shiels bringing a new lease of life into the dressing-room since they arrived.
The word gaffer may originate from a time when electricity was rare and canvas roofs were opened and closed to control the amount of light for a shoot.
He had his ways and the gaffer's got his, it worked for di Canio at Swindon, so hopefully it will work for the gaffer here.
But the gaffer has huge loyalty to Hamilton, the players and the chairman.
The gaffer demands that type of player and my aim is for them to be able to last that 95 minutes.
I have trained all week and whatever the gaffer decides on Monday I will be right behind him.
As he prepared for today's clash with Dumbarton, O'Brien said: "The gaffer proved himself in this league at Raith when they almost went up.
That's why the Ibrox stars are desperate to lift the SPL trophy for their 62-year-old gaffer.
The gaffer said to me that I would come on and I could prove to be the difference, which is what happened.
Hearts boss Jim Jefferies and Manchester City gaffer Joe Royle are also believed to be keeping tabs on Marcello.
You don't know what's coming but the gaffer is excellent to work with and it's terrific he's staying.
The Hungarian claims he has already rejected the chance to boss a Spanish Second Division club and will submit his CV at Parkhead if Neil Lennon isn't named full-time Hoops gaffer.
Motherwell gaffer Billy Davies is believed to be interested, as well as Kilmarnock's Bobby Williamson.
GUERO R ANTONIO REGUERO is ready for anything at Kilmarnock as he reckons he's trading one larger-than-life gaffer for another.
The gaffer told me, in no uncertain terms, I had to get in shape.