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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reefing-jacket a pea-jacket
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. reef, reef; Ice. rif, Dan. reb.


In literature:

He was buttoned to the chin in a reefing-jacket of iron-gray Irish frieze.
"The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories" by Mary Hallock Foote
He looked very handsome did our Claude, in his peaked cap, reefing-jacket of simple blue, and gilt buttons.
"In the Land of the Great Snow Bear" by Gordon Stables
Call the boys and we'll get the jib in the tricing jacket and the mains'l reefed before it hits us.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace