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Definition of REEFS
Pronunciation : REEFS

noun : REEFS

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water ;

  • 2. (

    ) a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese ;

  • 3. (

    ) one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind ;

verb : REEFS

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) lower and bring partially inboard; "reef the sailboat's mast" ;

  • 2. (

    ) roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area ;

  • 3. (

    ) reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef ;


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