Bagreef Bag"reef`, n. [Bag + reef.] (Naut.) The lower reef of fore and aft sails; also, the upper reef of topsails. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • bagreef — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: bag (II) + reef; from its use in preventing a large sail from bagging 1. : the lower reef of fore and aft sails 2. : a single reef in a square topsail …   Useful english dictionary

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