reaching definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of get to.
  • noun:
    • Sailing on a reach, i.e. getting the wind on either side and from an angle this is certainly larger with regards to the bow than when sailing close-hauled.
    • Nautical, cruising to wind-ward; trying to windward on alternate tacks; cruising from the wind.
    • accomplishment of an objective
    • the work of physically reaching or thrusting out

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