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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical A square knot used in reefing sails.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A knot used to securely tie two pieces of rope together, or to reef sails

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the knot which is used in tying reef pointss. See Illust. under Knot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as square knot (which see, under knot).
  • To tie in a reef-knot, as a line.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a square knot used in a reef line

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