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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a reef-band crossing a sail diagonally.
  • To close-reef; take in all the reefs.


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