headreach

/ (ˈhɛdˌriːtʃ) nautical /

noun

the distance made to windward while tacking

verb

(tr) to gain distance over (another boat) when tacking

Nearby words

  1. headquarter,
  2. headquartered,
  3. headquarters,
  4. headrace,
  5. headrail,
  6. headrest,
  7. headrig,
  8. headright,
  9. headroom,
  10. heads

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