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Reefing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REE'FING, ppr. Folding and making fast to the yard, as a portion of a sail.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 roiling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar. --Totten. To reef the paddles, to move the floats of a paddle wheel toward its center so that they will not dip so deeply.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reefing Reef"ing, n. (Naut.) The process of taking in a reef. Reefing bowsprit, a bowsprit so rigged that it can easily be run in or shortened by sliding inboard, as in cutters.



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