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reef 1

Saltos de línea: reef

sustantivo

1A ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Below are beautiful coral reefs, turtles, sharks and a clean ocean floor.
  • To illustrate the point, Knowlton offers the example of coral reefs, which she describes as the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
  • Mostly we dived shallow coral reefs in the order of 12m deep and less.
Sinónimos
ridge, ledge, shelf, atoll, key;
Scottish skerry;
in Spanish Americacay
1.1A vein of ore in the earth, especially one containing gold.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Apparently, three of the Struben brothers' workers were among those who struck gold in the main reef.
  • The city's population grew during that decade from 70,000 to over 500,000, as fortunes were won and lost on the nearby gold reefs.
  • The story of gold is told in a bus tour taking in the site where Harrison identified the gold reef in Langlaagte.

Origen

Late 16th century (earlier as riff): from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch rif, ref, from Old Norse rif, literally 'rib', used in the same sense; compare with reef2.

Más
  • A coral reef is often curved in the shape of a rib, which is the origin of the word, as it comes from Old Norse rif ‘rib, reef’.

Palabras que riman con reef

aperitif, beef, belief, brief, chief, enfeoff, fief, grief, interleaf, leaf, Leif, lief, Mazar-e-Sharif, misbelief, motif, naif, O'Keeffe, seif, Sharif, sheaf, shereef, sportif, Tenerife, thief

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Hay 2 definiciones de reef en inglés:

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reef 2 Saltos de línea: reef
Sailing

sustantivo

Each of the several strips across a sail which can be taken in or rolled up to reduce the area exposed to the wind.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • We had to sail her with ‘two reefs in’, a reduced sail area for the rough conditions.

verbo

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1Take in one or more reefs of (a sail): reef the mainsail in strong winds
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Early on, the wind filled to 18 knots and the yachts were forced to reef their mainsails and change headsails under difficult conditions.
  • Captain Valentine ordered his men to reef the sails and lower the anchors, while he once again reminded Jose and the young boy about their jobs.
  • Tahr perched herself precariously on the window ledge watching the evening activity along the wharves: fishing boats being tied, cargo being unloaded, sails being reefed and mended.
1.1Shorten (a topmast or a bowsprit).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Even if the sails were incomplete, couldn't they have been reefed down, rip-stopped, patched, or sewed?

Origen

Middle English: from Middle Dutch reef, rif, from Old Norse rif, literally 'rib', used in the same sense; compare with reef1.

Más
  • A coral reef is often curved in the shape of a rib, which is the origin of the word, as it comes from Old Norse rif ‘rib, reef’.

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