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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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Ahead of today's last league game against Aberdeen, Fox said: "The gaffer deserves his award.
When Waggy realised it was going to be his turn and he was on the left wing nearest to the dug-out he would arrange to change wings with our wide-right player Kenny Hibbitt so he kidded on he could not hear what the gaffer was saying.
The gaffer wants both full-backs getting forward, Macca (Tony McMahon) does the same, we both try and get forward, get involved and get crosses in.
When I shook his hand and called him gaffer he looked up at me.
It's the gaffer who has put the belief in the lads, we've never stopped fighting and this is the result of all that.
It's up to the gaffer what the team is and all I can do is ensure I am ready when the time comes.
Admittedly, it would have been closer had Terrible Tennant not got rid of his rider at the last, but He's The Gaffer looked to have his measure in any case.
Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's biennial Gaffers Day turned back the clock on a glorious autumn day on Sydney Harbour in late April.
And if the gaffer comes to me and says `We're selling you', then that will be it.
PHOTO (color) Gaffer Pat Grosswendt, crewing on a Warner Bros.
We've had a good couple of weeks under the new gaffer.
The former Spurs gaffer replaces Scot Paul Lambert who was binned last week after his side dropped into the Premier League bottom three.
I heard that Tayls had been ill all night and the gaffer told me I was playing.
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.