- the upward curve at the foot of a square sail.
- (loosely) a convexity given to any of the edges of a sail; round.
verb (used with object)
Origin of roach3
Examples from the Web for roached
It was one of them blue roans, with a long tail, and a roached mane.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
His hair was always, I would call it—in mine and your day—roached.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
If roached in back, poor eyes, weak in hind quarters or off in tail, say so.The Boston Terrier and All About It|Edward Axtell
If he gets it roached up on both sides that will make me look like a horizontal-bar performer, which is his idea of manly beauty.Cobb's Anatomy|Irvin S. Cobb
Bill roached it up with a turn of the forefinger, 148 using the back of it, which was rough, like a corn-cob.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden