Meaning of “reef” in the English Dictionary

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"reef" in British English

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reefnoun [ C ]

uk /riːf/ us /riːf/

a line of rocks or sand just above or just below the surface of the sea, often dangerous to ships:

a coral reef

(Definition of “reef” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reefnoun [ C ]

us /rif/

a line of rocks or sand at or near the surface of the sea:

a coral reef

(Definition of “reef” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)