"gaffer" in the noun sense
1. old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antique
an elderly man
an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
3. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss
a person who exercises control over workers
"if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
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