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
ArndtAHRNTGerman
Maura (2)MAWR-əIrish, Scottish, English
Erekle-Georgian
Charna-Yiddish
ElwynEL-winEnglish
GenieJEE-neeEnglish