A ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea
Each of the several strips across a sail which can be taken in or rolled up to reduce the area exposed to the wind
Robbery, depredation, spoliation.
waves crashed over the reef
A band of canvas running across a sail and having holes or eyes through which reefpoints can be fastened.
US the red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus.
Any of various eels, especially moray eels (family Muraenidae), which frequent coral reefs.
Any of numerous marine fishes which frequent coral reefs; specifically any of several small damselfishes of the genus Chromis (family Pomacentridae), found chiefly in the Caribbean.
= reefpoint; (also more generally) a rope used in reefing a sail.
A net used in reef net fishing.
A deposit of wash-dirt lying over bedrock.
The horizontal upper surface of a coral reef
A type of double knot which is made symmetrically to hold securely and cast off easily
A lode or vein of gold-bearing quartz.
A point on a reef at which waves break; the breaking of waves at such a point.
A horizontal tunnel excavated alongside or through gold-bearing rock.
Either of two herons of tropical and warm temperate coastal areas, Egretta sacra, of south-east Asia and Australasia, and E. gularis, found from West Africa to India, each occurring in slate-grey and white colour phases formerly mistaken for distinct species.
A hillock, generally of limestone, formed from ancient coral.
A fisherman who uses this method of fishing.
An oyster growing on a reef (rather than on a bed of sand, a rope, etc.).
Any of several sharks of the family Carcharinidae, especially of the genus Carcharinus, which are often associated with reefs; frequently with distinguishing word, as blacktip, grey, whitetip reef shark.
A small, rounded, dark-coloured sponge, Spongia obliqua (family Spongiidae), which grows on coral reefs in the Caribbean.
A tackle used to hoist the outer edge of a sail up to the yard in reefing; frequently attributive.
A variety of the North American lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, typically found in shallow water above reefs and shoals.
A body of ore, especially auriferous quartz, found in the curve of an anticline, thickest at the centre and tapering downwards in each direction; a similar body in the trough of a syncline.
A ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral
A small isolated platform of coral
An area of rock with a high proportion of mullock but yielding some gold or minerals.
Each of the short ropes used to secure the clew of a sail to the boom prior to reefing.
= reef flat.
A coral reef close and running parallel to the shore but separated from it by a channel of deep water
A coral reef that lies close to the shore
A marine organism, especially a coral, which builds reefs
Limestone originating in coral or other natural reefs.
A very rich source of something, especially when elusive or mythical
A method of fishing in which obstacles designed to resemble underwater reefs are suspended from moored boats, so that fish aiming for the clearer water between them are guided into a net.
A coral reef in the western Pacific, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It extends for about 2,000 km (1,250 miles), roughly parallel to the coast, and is the largest coral reef in the world
A preserve in south central Utah, noted for its fossils and rock formations