close reach

close reach
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb klohz reech]
    • /verb kloʊz ritʃ/
    • /kləʊz riːtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb klohz reech]
    • /verb kloʊz ritʃ/

Definitions of close reach words

  • noun close reach an act or instance of reaching: to make a reach for a gun. 1
  • noun close reach the extent or distance of reaching: within reach of his voice. 1
  • noun close reach range of effective action, power, or capacity. 1
  • noun close reach a continuous stretch or extent of something: a reach of woodland. 1
  • noun close reach Also called pound. a level portion of a canal, between locks. 1
  • noun close reach Nautical. a point of sailing in which the wind is within a few points of the beam, either forward of the beam (close reach) directly abeam (beam reach) or abaft the beam (broad reach) 1

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Origin of close reach

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900

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Parts of speech for Close reach


close reach popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

close reach usage trend in Literature

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