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A situation in sailing in which the wind blows from slightly in front of the beam.‘we sailed on a close reach directly for Sharp's Island’
- ‘We were on a close reach and it came charging at 20 knots plus across our bow.’
Sail with the wind from slightly in front of the beam.‘the yachts close-reached for home’
- ‘On the way to the show we close-reached at speeds in excess of 11 knots.’
- ‘We had fresh east-northwest winds, so we close-reached along as I spent four hours jury-rigging the broken exhaust pipe with tin cans and chemical muffler bandages.’
- ‘Her extra length, sail area and mast height would give her a quicker time off the start as we close-reached in cold water with the possibility of more wind aloft.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.