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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Reef (0.01265 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Reef.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: reef batu karang, mengandakkan, menggulungkan
English → English (WordNet) Definition: reef reef n 1: a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water 2: a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese [syn: Witwatersrand, Rand] reef v 1: lower and bring partially inboard; “reef the sailboat's mast” 2: roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area 3: reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef
English → English (gcide) Definition: Reef Reef \Reef\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reefed (r[=e]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Reefing.] (Naut.) To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by rolling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar. --Totten. [1913 Webster] To reef the paddles, to move the floats of a paddle wheel toward its center so that they will not dip so deeply. [1913 Webster] Reef \Reef\ (r[=e]f), n. [Akin to D. rif, G. riff, Icel. rif, Dan. rev; cf. Icel. rifa rift, rent, fissure, rifa to rive, bear. Cf. Rift, Rive.] 1. A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water. See Coral reefs, under Coral. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining.) A large vein of auriferous quartz; -- so called in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore. [1913 Webster] Reef builder (Zo["o]l.), any stony coral which contributes material to the formation of coral reefs. Reef heron (Zo["o]l.), any heron of the genus Demigretta; as, the blue reef heron (Demigretta jugularis) of Australia. [1913 Webster] Reef \Reef\, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. Reeve, v. t., River.] (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: From the head to the first reef-band, in square sails, is termed the first reef; from this to the next is the second reef; and so on. In fore-and-aft sails, which reef on the foot, the first reef is the lowest part. --Totten. [1913 Webster] Close reef, the last reef that can be put in. Reef band. See Reef-band in the Vocabulary. Reef knot, the knot which is used in tying reef pointss. See Illust. under Knot. Reef line, a small rope formerly used to reef the courses by being passed spirally round the yard and through the holes of the reef. --Totten. Reef points, pieces of small rope passing through the eyelet holes of a reef-band, and used reefing the sail. Reef tackle, a tackle by which the reef cringles, or rings, of a sail are hauled up to the yard for reefing. --Totten. To take a reef in, to reduce the size of (a sail) by folding or rolling up a reef, and lashing it to the spar. [1913 Webster]

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