Definitions For Haaf


{{en-noun, ?}} (fishing, Shetland Islands, Scotland) the open sea, especially as a place to fish : {{RQ:Scott Pirate, passage=The banks to which they repair for the haaf fishing, are often many miles distant from the station where the fish is dried; so that they are always twenty or thirty hours absent, frequently longer; and under unfavourable circumstances of wind and tide, they remain at sea, with a very small stock of provisions, and in a boat of a construction which seems extremely slender, for two or three days, and are sometimes heard of no more.}} : {{quote-book, en, year=2003, author=Juliet Marillier, title=Foxmask, series=Saga of the Light Isles, seriesvolume=2, page=28, pageurl=, passage=The haaf-boat was as well maintained as any vessel in the islands; her master had a reputation for thoroughness, for all he was barely twenty years of age.}} (fishing, Shetland Islands) the practice of sea fishing for such as cod, ling and tusk {{attention, en, Could someone use template:quote-book about the last sentence?}}

Derived terms

{{der2, en

Alternative forms

{{alter, en, haave}}


From {{borrowed, en, non, haf, t=the sea}}. Cognate with {{cog, da, hav}}, {{cog, ang, hæf, pos=Etymology 2}}.

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Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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