Reefed



noun
1.
a part of a sail that is rolled and tied down to reduce the area exposed to the wind.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shorten (sail) by tying in one or more reefs.
3.
to reduce the length of (a topmast, a bowsprit, etc.), as by lowering, sliding inboard, or the like.
4.
to pull (old oakum) out of seams, as with a rave hook (often followed by out).
noun
1.
a ridge of rock, sand, coral, etc, the top of which lies close to the surface of the sea
2.
a ridge- or mound-like structure built by sedentary calcareous organisms (esp corals) and consisting mainly of their remains
3.
a vein of ore, esp one of gold-bearing quartz
noun
1.
the part gathered in when sail area is reduced, as in a high wind
verb
2.
to reduce the area of (sail) by taking in a reef
3.
(transitive) to shorten or bring inboard (a spar)
noun the Reef
1.
another name for the Great Barrier Reef
2.
another name for the Witwatersrand
reef
(rēf)
A strip or ridge of rocks, sand, or coral that rises to or near the surface of a body of water. See more at coral reef.

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