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reef



Pronunciation: (rēf), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/reef.html on line 73 [key]
n.
1. a ridge of rocks or sand, often of coral debris, at or near the surface of the water.
2. Mining.a lode or vein.

reef



Pronunciation: (rēf), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/reef.html on line 93 [key] Naut.

n.
a part of a sail that is rolled and tied down to reduce the area exposed to the wind.

v.t.
1. to shorten (sail) by tying in one or more reefs.
2. to reduce the length of (a topmast, a bowsprit, etc.), as by lowering, sliding inboard, or the like.
3. to pull (old oakum) out of seams, as with a rave hook (often fol. by out).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/reef.html on line 145 reef (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/reef.html on line 147 reef (Encyclopedia)

 

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