Reefing

Reefing is a sailing manoeuvre intended to reduce the area of a sail on a sailboat or sailing ship, which can improve the ship`s stability and reduce the risk of capsizing, broaching, or damaging sails or boat hardware in a strong wind. Modern sailboats often combine reefing and furling of sails, as shown in fully furled Genoa headsail of the Bav....
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Reefing

• (n.) The process of taking in a reef. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reef
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Reefing

Reef'ing noun (Nautical) The process of taking in a reef. Reefing bowsprit , a bowsprit so rigged that it can easily be run in or shortened by sliding inboard, as in cutters.
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Reefing

Reducing the amount of sail area.
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reefing

Surgically reducing the extent of a tissue by folding it and securing with sutures, as in plication. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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reefing

Type: Term Pronunciation: rēf′ing Definitions: 1. Surgically reducing the extent of a tissue by folding it and securing with sutures, as in plication.
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