reef has definitions from the fields of geography,South Africa
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[ noun ] (geography) a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

Reefs are left high_and_dry , and the beaches are covered with stranded fish .

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ridge coral_reef

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[ verb ] lower and bring partially inboard, as of a mast on a sailboat

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lower

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[ verb ] roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area

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roll_up

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[ noun ] (South Africa) a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese

Synonyms

witwatersrand rand

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region Transvaal

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 31274
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[ verb ] reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef

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shrink

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