Found 3 items, similar to reef.
English → Indonesian
batu karang, mengandakkan, menggulungkan
English → English
n 1: a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the
2: a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern
South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and
manganese [syn: Witwatersrand
v 1: lower and bring partially inboard; “reef the sailboat's
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
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reefed
(r[=e]ft); p. pr. &
vb. n. Reefing
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.
To reef the paddles
, to move the floats of a paddle wheel
toward its center so that they will not dip so deeply.
(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
1. A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of
the water. See Coral reefs
, under Coral
2. (Mining.) A large vein of auriferous quartz; -- so called
in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable
(Zo["o]l.), any stony coral which contributes
material to the formation of coral reefs.
(Zo["o]l.), any heron of the genus Demigretta
as, the blue reef heron (Demigretta jugularis
, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel.
rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. Reeve
, 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.
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.
, the last reef that can be put in.
. See Reef-band
in the Vocabulary.
, the knot which is used in tying reef pointss.
See Illust. under Knot
, a small rope formerly used to reef the courses
by being passed spirally round the yard and through the
holes of the reef. --Totten.
, pieces of small rope passing through the
eyelet holes of a reef-band, and used reefing the sail.
, 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.