a coral reef close to and along the land.
a coral reef close to the shore to which it is attached, having a steep seaward edge
A coral reef formed close to the shoreline of an island or continent. Fringing reefs usually have a rough, tablelike surface that is exposed during low tide and a steep edge sloping toward the open water. Compare atoll, barrier reef.
[frinj] /frɪndʒ/ noun 1. a decorative border of thread, cord, or the like, usually hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip. 2. anything resembling or suggesting this: a fringe of grass around a swimming pool. 3. an outer edge; margin; periphery: on the fringe of the art world. 4. something regarded as peripheral, […]
[free-oh] /ˈfri oʊ/ noun 1. a river in S Texas, flowing S and SE to the Nueces River SE of San Antonio. 220 miles (354 km) long.
humour, electronics /fri:’ohd/ (TMRC) A reversible (that is, fused, blown, or fried) diode. A friode may have been a SED at some time. See also LER. [Jargon File] (1996-04-28)
[friz-bee] /ˈfrɪz bi/ Trademark. 1. a brand of plastic concave disk, used for various catching games by sailing it between two or more players and thrown by making it spin as it is released with a flick of the wrist. /ˈfrɪzbiː/ noun 1. trademark a light plastic disc, usually 20–25 centimetres in diameter, thrown with […]