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  Definition of reef
  1. a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
  2. a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  3. reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef
  4. roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area
  5. lower and bring partially inboard; "reef the sailboat''s mast"
Similar Words: Witwatersrand, Rand, Reef

 

Hyponyms: coral reef

 

Part Meronyms: Transvaal

 

Anagrams: free

 

 
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