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close-reefed

[klohs-reefd, klohz-] /ˈkloʊsˈrifd, ˈkloʊz-/
adjective, Nautical
1.
having most or all of the sail reefs taken in.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60
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  • The main-top sail was close-reefed during the day, as also the main-sail and fore-sail.

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