forereach

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

Definition of forereach

intransitive verb

of a ship : to gain ground in tacking

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of forereach

1644, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Forereach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forereach. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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