forereach

verb

fore·​reach fȯr-ˈrēch How to pronounce forereach (audio)
forereached; forereaching; forereaches

intransitive verb

of a ship : to gain ground in tacking

transitive verb

: to gain on or go ahead of (a ship) when close-hauled

Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of forereach was in 1644

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“Forereach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forereach. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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