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Definitions of reef:
  • noun:   a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • noun:   a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
  • verb:   reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef
  • verb:   roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area
  • verb:   lower and bring partially inboard
    Example: "Reef the sailboat's mast"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #31274)

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