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Reef Definition

(verb)

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lower and bring partially inboard


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reef the sailboat's mast

(noun)

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

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(noun)

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

(noun)

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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)

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reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef

(verb)

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