Nautical. a person who reefs.
a short, close-fitting coat or jacket of thick cloth, similar to a pea jacket.
a woman's tailored, fitted, single- or double-breasted coat of durable material with a collar.
Other definitions for reefer (2 of 3)
a marijuana cigarette.
Other definitions for reefer (3 of 3)
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How to use reefer in a sentence
“We were taught with reefer Madness that it was a hard-core drug and we should veer away from it,” she says.
Hemp, too close to reefer madness for comfort, was one of them.
Armstrong told Harold that reefer was "medicine for headaches, toothaches, and the blues," advice Conrad took to heart.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull | Mark Jacobson | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kevin Murphy wrote the lyrics; he also wrote reefer Madness.Interview: Kristen Bell, Voiceover Queen, On ‘Frozen,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ & More | Andrew Romano | December 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
University of Colorado cracks down on 4/20 reefer madness, but a few students still manage to party.
Rapidly he removed his reefer and his waistcoat, folded them, and placed them neatly beside his overall.Dope | Sax Rohmer
One day he asked the girls if they had met one active young reefer, who happened to belong to a distinguished family.Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
The nobles are worked up in their ship, as well as the humblest reefer of them all.The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper
She gave no sign; helped her sister into the heavy reefer, and made herself comfortable in turn.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
The little girl she stripped with her own hands and clothed her in one of Brand's flannel shirts and a commandeered reefer jacket.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for reefer (1 of 2)
nautical a person who reefs, such as a midshipman
another name for reefing jacket
slang a hand-rolled cigarette, esp one containing cannabis
British Dictionary definitions for reefer (2 of 2)
a ship, lorry, or other form of transport designed to carry refrigerated cargo
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