Gaffled vs Haffled - What's the difference?

gaffled | haffled |


As verbs the difference between gaffled and haffled

is that gaffled is (gaffle) while haffled is (haffle).

gaffled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (gaffle)

  • gaffle

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A lever used to bend a crossbow
  • A steel spur attached to a gamecock
  • Verb

    (gaffl)
  • To seize
  • To steal
  • Gaffling is a planning technique for orienteering relay courses whereby individual routes are planned so as to vary slightly and to make following difficult. This means that the competition depends more on navigational skills rather than just physical ability. See British Orienteering Federation's Event Guideline F for Relay Events, Section 3.
  • To talk incessantly without a purpose, usually about inane or pointless topics; to banter.
  • References

    *OED 2nd edition 1989 (noun sense)

    haffled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (haffle)

  • haffle

    English

    Verb

    (haffl)
  • (UK, dialect) To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.
  • (Halliwell)
    (Webster 1913)