Forereach
Forereach Fore*reach", v. t. (Naut.) To advance or gain upon; -- said of a vessel that gains upon another when sailing closehauled. [1913 Webster]

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  • Forereach — Fore*reach , v. i. (Naut.) To shoot ahead, especially when going in stays. R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forereach — [fôr rēch′] vt. to overtake and pass, esp. in a sailboat vi. to keep moving forward while heading into the wind: said esp. of a sailing vessel that is coming about …   English World dictionary

  • forereach — verb Date: 1644 intransitive verb of a ship to gain ground in tacking transitive verb to gain on or go ahead of (a ship) when close hauled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forereach — /fawr reech , fohr /, v.i. 1. to gain, as one ship on another. 2. to maintain headway, as when coming about or drifting after taking in sail or stopping engines. v.t. 3. to gain upon; catch up with. 4. to pass. [1635 45; FORE + REACH] * * * …   Universalium

  • forereach — v. catch up with; pass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forereach — fore•reach [[t]fɔrˈritʃ, foʊr [/t]] v. i. 1) navig. to gain, as one ship on another 2) navig. to maintain headway 3) to catch up with or pass • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • forereach — /fɔˈritʃ/ (say faw reech) verb (i) 1. to gain, as one ship on another. –verb (t) 2. to gain upon; overhaul and pass …   Australian English dictionary

  • forereach —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: fore + reach intransitive verb of a ship : to gain ground in going about usually by carrying more way while in stays transitive verb 1. : to gain upon (as a ship) 2. : to overhaul …   Useful english dictionary

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