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gaffer in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgaffergaf‧fer /ˈɡæfə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 AMFthe person who is in charge of the lighting in making a cinema film2 British English informalOLD/NOT YOUNG an old man – used humorously3 British English informalBO a man who is in charge of people, especially in a factory syn boss
Examples from the Corpus
gafferIf the gaffer decides to make changes, we know he's got a good back-up squad.I think the gaffer likes us to stay with the boys and be part of the build-up.