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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 reefing
 縮帆

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reef·ing, n. Naut. The process of taking in a reef.
 Reefing bowsprit, a bowsprit so rigged that it can easily be run in or shortened by sliding inboard, as in cutters.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reef, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reefed p. pr. & vb. n. Reefing.] Naut. To reduce the extent of (as a sail) by rolling or folding a certain portion of it and making it fast to the yard or spar.
 To reef the paddles, to move the floats of a paddle wheel toward its center so that they will not dip so deeply.