headreach

intransitive verb

Definition of headreach

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to move ahead into the wind by momentum (as in tacking)

headreach

noun
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Definition of headreach (Entry 2 of 2)

: the distance covered by headreaching

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First Known Use of headreach

Intransitive verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for headreach

Intransitive verb

head entry 1 + reach

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The first known use of headreach was in 1796

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“Headreach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headreach. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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