English dictionary definition of:

reef


Noun

  • a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
  • 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

Verb

  • lower and bring partially inboard
  • roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area
  • reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef

Thesaurus

rand   witwatersrand  

Scrabble score for reef


Scrabble score = 7

generated at 13:33:07 on 18-05-22

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