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Definition of Reef

Reef v. t. means: To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.

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Reef v. t. means: To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.

Meaning of Reef

Reef (v. t.) means: To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.

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Bagreef (n.): The lower reef of fore and aft sails; also, the upper reef of topsails.

Reef (v. t.): That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the sail to the force of the wind.

Earing (n.): A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing.

Point (n.): A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.

Reefing (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Reef

Reefed (imp. & p. p.): of Reef

Nettles (n. pl.): Reef points.

Reefing (n.): The process of taking in a reef.

Ledge (n.): A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

Balancereef (n.): The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

Oculinacea (n.pl.): A suborder of corals including many reef-building species, having round, starlike calicles.

Breaker (n.): A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.

Reef (n.): A large vein of auriferous quartz; -- so called in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore.

Reef (v. t.): To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.

Reef-band (n.): A piece of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen it in the part where the eyelet holes for reefing are made.

Cow-pilot (n.): A handsomely banded, coral-reef fish, of Florida and the West Indies (Pomacentrus saxatilis); -- called also mojarra.

Madrepora (n.): A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched.

Ledgy (a.): Abounding in ledges; consisting of a ledge or reef; as, a ledgy island.

Reef (n.): A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water. See Coral reefs, under Coral.

Porites (n.): An important genus of reef-building corals having small twelve-rayed calicles, and a very porous coral. Some species are branched, others grow in large massive or globular forms.

Clear (v. t.): To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.

Coral fish (): Any bright-colored fish of the genera Chaetodon, Pomacentrus, Apogon, and related genera, which live among reef corals.

Strike (v. t.): To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

Atoll (n.): A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Reef

Meaning of Reef Lines

Reef Lines means: Short pieces of line fastened to the sail at reef points, used for tying a reef to reduce sail area. The reef line will pass through reef cringles, which will become the new tack and clew of the reefed sail.

Meaning of REEF

REEF means: Reef is criminal slang for picking a pocket; steal; obtain dishonestly. Reef is slang for a hand−rolled cannabis cigarette.

Meaning of Reef

Reef means: 1. To temporarily reduce the area of a sail exposed to the wind, usually to guard against adverse effects of strong wind or to slow the vessel. ie. Reef the sails. 2. Rock or coral, possibly only revealed at low tide.

Meaning of beef jerky

beef jerky means: Another term for reef rash. Example: “Dude-bro, I got full beef jerky from hitting that reef, bro- brah.

Meaning of Reef

Reef means: (1) The rolled up part of a sail, tied with the reef lines, that is used to reduce sail area for heavy winds; To reduce the sail area. (2) A group of rocks or coral generally at a depth shallow enough to present a hazard to navigation.

Meaning of Reef Knot

Reef Knot means: A knot used to join two lines of similar size. To tie a reef knot, tie a left-handed overhand knot and then a right-handed overhand knot or vice versa. Also called a Square knot

Meaning of reef

reef means: Marajuana

Meaning of earings

earings means: brass eyelets in the reef-points

Meaning of Atoll

Atoll means: A horseshoe: shaped or circular reef of coral surrounding a lagoon.

Meaning of reef

reef means: To touch or handle the buttocks legs or crotch; to fondle another person's clothed genitals.

Meaning of Bombora

Bombora means: A perilous wave that rises suddenly over a reef or submerged rocks, and without warning collapses with great force

Meaning of Junk (1)

Junk (1) means: Old cable or rope material, cut up into short lengths and used for making fenders, reef-points, gaskets, oakum, etc. (dates from at least 1485)

Meaning of Reef Knot

Reef Knot means: A joining knot used to tie two rope ends of equal size.

Meaning of Reef Points

Reef Points means: Short lengths of line attached to the sail used to tie the extra sail out of the way when reefing.

Meaning of Shake Out

Shake Out means: To remove a reef from a sail and hoist the sail aloft

Meaning of Reef ‘n Beef

Reef ‘n Beef means: Seafood and beef dinner (Surf 'n Turf in the USA)

Meaning of Square Knot

Square Knot means: A knot consisting of two overhand knots used to join two lines of similar size. Also called a reef knot.

Meaning of Rogue Knot

Rogue Knot means: Seaman's name for a reef knot tied upside down. also called a "granny" knot.

Meaning of Reef

Reef means: One of the horizontal portions of a sail which may be successively rolled or folded up in order to diminish the extent of canvas exposed to the wind; they are usually three or four in number, and situated at the top of square sails and at the bottom of fore-and-aft sails.

Meaning of Reef Knot

Reef Knot means: Also known as the square knot, it is formed by two half hitches in which the ends always fall in line with the outer parts. This knot is used to loosely tie lines around the bundles of sail that are not in use after reefing.

Meaning of Bagreef

Bagreef means: The lower reef of fore and aft sails; also, the upper reef of topsails.

Meaning of Reef

Reef means: That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the sail to the force of the wind.

Meaning of Earing

Earing means: A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing.

Meaning of Point

Point means: A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.

Meaning of Reefing

Reefing means: of Reef

Meaning of Reefed

Reefed means: of Reef

Meaning of Nettles

Nettles means: Reef points.

Meaning of Reefing

Reefing means: The process of taking in a reef.

Meaning of Ledge

Ledge means: A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

Meaning of Balancereef

Balancereef means: The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

Meaning of Oculinacea

Oculinacea means: A suborder of corals including many reef-building species, having round, starlike calicles.

Meaning of Breaker

Breaker means: A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.

Meaning of Reef

Reef means: A large vein of auriferous quartz; -- so called in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore.

Meaning of Reef

Reef means: To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.

Meaning of Reef-band

Reef-band means: A piece of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen it in the part where the eyelet holes for reefing are made.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Behind

Behind means: Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.

Meaning of Caleche

Caleche means: See Calash.

Meaning of Mob

Mob means: A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.

Meaning of Repose

Repose means: To lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose; to rest, -- often reflexive; as, to repose one's self on a couch.

Meaning of Ruling

Ruling means: Used in marking or engraving lines; as, a ruling machine or pen.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of FLIT

FLIT means: Flit is American slang for a male homosexual.

Meaning of PLATTER

PLATTER means: Platter is American and Canadian slang for a gramophone record.

Meaning of RAMBO

RAMBO means: Rambo is British slang for a strong, powerful man. Rambo is British slang for a weak, puny man.

Meaning of kaylied

kaylied means: Adj. Very drunk. Also spelt kalied.

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