close-reefed

[ klohs-reefd, klohz- ]
/ ˈkloʊsˈrifd, ˈkloʊz- /
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adjective Nautical.

having most or all of the sail reefs taken in.

Nearby words

  1. close-in,
  2. close-knit,
  3. close-lipped,
  4. close-mouthed,
  5. close-order drill,
  6. close-stool,
  7. close-up,
  8. closeable,
  9. closed,
  10. closed anesthesia

Origin of close-reefed

First recorded in 1750–60

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