Reef-band
Reef-band Reef"-band` (r[=e]f"b[a^]nd`), n. (Naut.) A piece of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen it in the part where the eyelet holes for reefing are made. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • Reef band — Reef Reef, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. {Reeve}, v. t., {River}.] (Naut.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reef band — noun : a piece of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen it at the eyelet holes for reef points * * * reef band noun A strengthening strip across a sail • • • Main Entry: ↑reef * * * reef band, a band of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen …   Useful english dictionary

  • reef band — /ˈrif bænd/ (say reef band) noun a strip of canvas stitched over a sail to strengthen it where the reef points are secured …   Australian English dictionary

  • Reef (band) — Reef Reef playing at Glastonbury 2010. Background information Origin Glastonbury, England Genres …   Wikipedia

  • Reef — Reef, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. {Reeve}, v. t., {River}.] (Naut.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the sail… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reef knot — Reef Reef, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. {Reeve}, v. t., {River}.] (Naut.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reef line — Reef Reef, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. {Reeve}, v. t., {River}.] (Naut.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reef points — Reef Reef, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. {Reeve}, v. t., {River}.] (Naut.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reef tackle — Reef Reef, n. [Akin to D. reef, G. reff, Sw. ref; cf. Icel. rif reef, rifa to basten together. Cf. {Reeve}, v. t., {River}.] (Naut.) That part of a sail which is taken in or let out by means of the reef points, in order to adapt the size of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reef (disambiguation) — Reef can mean:*Reef, a shallow or underwater obstacle, such as a coral reef *Coral Reef, a type of reef that is formed by coral *Reef (knot), a kind of knot *Reefing, an action performed on sails to reduced the area on which the wind can act… …   Wikipedia

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