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Overview of noun reef

The noun reef has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) reef

(a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water)

2. Witwatersrand, Rand, Reef

(a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese)

3. reef

(one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind)


Overview of verb reef

The verb reef has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. reef

(lower and bring partially inboard; "reef the sailboat's mast")

2. reef

(roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area)

3. reef

(reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef)

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