from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A square knot used in reefing sails.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
square knot(which see, under knot).
- To tie in a reef-knot, as a line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A knot used to securely tie two pieces of
ropetogether, or to reef sails
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a square knot used in a reef line
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