reef a sail in



reef a sail in

to reduce the area of a ship's sail, by folding the sail. The first mate ordered the sailors to reef the sails in. They had to reef in the sails.
See also: reef, sail

Common Names:

NameGenderPronouncedUsage
Mclean[mək'lein]
Antigonusan-TIG-ə-nəs (English)Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Donatien-French
TÓDor-Hungarian
VivyanVIV-ee-ənEnglish (Rare)
ToirÉAsa-Irish