reef

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reef

 [rēf]
an infolding or tuck of tissue, as a tuck made in plication.

reef

(rēf)
A fold or tuck, usually taken in redundant tissue.

reef

an infolding or tuck of tissue, as a tuck made in plication.
References in classic literature ?
A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
He reefed hastily to the uttermost, and at the same time depressed the angle of his flight to meet that upward surge.
Care must also be taken to address the angle of the tack reef line, position of the tack grommet, and hardware spacing relative to the reefed tack.