[klohs-reefd, klohz-]
adjective Nautical.
having most or all of the sail reefs taken in.

1750–60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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