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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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The Scot was let go after a three-week wait to learn his fate, a period during which he had limited contact with Cellino while the owner interviewed other gaffers.
STEVE EVANS refused to rip into Leeds owner Massimo Cellino last night - despite becoming the sixth gaffer axed by the controversial Italian at Elland Road.
Review TITLE: The Man With Two Gaffers, Huddersfield Thespians VENUE: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield REVIEW: William Marshall A FULL-ON Yorkshire play is a rarity.
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.
More than 30 "old gaffers" from yesteryear were on show in the town's harbour as part of a festival organised by the Old Gaffers Association which attracted boats from throughout the British Isles.
SEAN O'CONNOR reckons nine out of 10 gaffers would run a mile from his "glass knee".
"Gaffers have to make decisions but I don't see Saturday's game at Colchester as one game left to impress.
Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's biennial Gaffers Day turned back the clock on a glorious autumn day on Sydney Harbour in late April.
But STEFAN JOHANSEN reckons Ronny Deila is ripping up the old notions about gaffers from his homeland with his high-energy free-flowing style at Celtic.
ROD PETRIE has a reputation for taking a chance on young gaffers but the Hibs chief executive insists he isn't gambling by giving the job to 41-year-oldMixu Paatelainen.
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