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reef in the sail(s)

To reduce the area of one or more sails while they are being used by winding them over a roller or tying them up at particular points. There's too much wind to be at full sail—it's dragging the whole boat to one side. I'll keep a steady course while you go and reef in the mainsail. We should be fine if we just reef in the jib, I think. The captain ordered us to reef in the sails before the storm hit.
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reef the sail(s)

To reduce the area of one or more sails while they are being used by winding them over a roller or tying them up at particular points. Often specified as "the mainsail," "the jib," etc. There's too much wind to be at full sail—it's dragging the whole boat to one side. I'll keep a steady course while you go and reef the mainsail. We should be fine if we just reef the jib, I think. The captain ordered us to reef the sails in before the storm hit.
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reefer

slang Marijuana. I just found out my mom smokes reefer! Yo man, you got any reefer?
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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.
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reefer

(ˈrifɚ)
1. n. a refrigerator. A new reefer costs nearly $1,000!
2. and reef n. cannabis; a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs. Akin to greefo.) He had a fat reef in his hand when he was busted.

reef

verb
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