Definition of Forereach

1. v. t. To advance or gain upon; -- said of a vessel that gains upon another when sailing closehauled.

2. v. i. To shoot ahead, especially when going in stays.

Definition of Forereach

1. Verb. (nautical) To shoot ahead, especially when going in stays. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forereach

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forereach

foreplays
forepleasure
forepossessed
foreprize
foreprized
foreprizes
foreprizing
forepromised
forequarter
forequarter amputation
forequarters
forequoted
foreran
forerank
foreranks
forereach (current term)
forereached
forereaches
forereaching
foreread
forereads
forerecited
foreremembered
forerib
forerider
foreriders
foreright
forerun
forerunner
forerunners

Literary usage of Forereach

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1. American Practical Lunarian, & Seaman's Guide by Thomas Arnold (1822)
"As a ship will forereach while she is laying to with only one topsail aback, she may be kept to the wind by the power of the helm ; but with two topsails ..."

2. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"When we could lay within two or three points of her, tacked and stood after her; she appeared to forereach upon us, but we rather gained to windward; ..."

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