from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short, heavy, close-fitting, double-breasted jacket.
- n. A close-fitting, single-breasted or double-breasted coat.
- n. Nautical A person, such as a midshipman, who reefs.
- n. Slang Marijuana, especially a marijuana cigarette.
- n. Slang A conveyance, such as a railroad car or truck trailer, that carries cargo under refrigeration.
- n. Slang A refrigerator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who reefs sails, especially a midshipman.
- n. A reefer jacket; a close-fitting jacket or short coat of thick cloth.
- n. A refrigerated, insulated trailer or shipping container.
- n. A marijuana cigarette.
- n. marijuana.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who reefs; -- a name often given to midshipmen.
- n. A close-fitting lacket or short coat of thick cloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oyster that grows on reefs in the wild or untransplanted state; a reef-oyster.
- n. One who reefs: a name familiarly applied to midshipmen, because they attended in the tops during the operation of reefing.
- n. A short coat or jacket worn by sailors and fishermen, and copied for general use by the fashions of 1888–90.
- n. In mining, one who reefs; one who takes out ore-rock; a quartz-reefer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
Alteration of refrigerator.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From reef + -er. (Wiktionary)
Shortened form of refrigerator. (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain. Perhaps compare regional Spanish grifa ("cannabis") (Mexico), grifo ("someone who smokes cannabis") (Central America). (Wiktionary)