to overtake and pass, esp. in a sailboat
to keep moving forward while heading into the wind: said esp. of a sailing vessel that is coming about
verbfore·reached, fore·reach·ing, fore·reach·es Nautical
To gain on or get ahead of (a sailing vessel).
- To gain on or go ahead of a sailing vessel.
- To continue moving forward after taking in sail, as when coming about.
(third-person singular simple present forereaches, present participle forereaching, simple past and past participle forereached)
fore- + reach