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reach

1. an open stretch of water, esp on a river
2. Nautical the direction or distance sailed by a vessel on one tack
3. a bar on the rear axle of a vehicle connecting it with some part at the front end

Reach

 

a deeper section of a river channel located between river bays. A reach usually forms at high water where the current of the river increases and severely erodes the river bed; for example, it can be formed where a river channel winds or where a river valley narrows. A reach is also a large deep section of a river that permits navigation without necessitating dredging up the river. Fish winter in deep reaches.

reach

[rēch]
(civil engineering)
A portion of a waterway between two locks or gages.
(control systems)
(engineering)
The length of a channel, uniform with respect to discharge, depth, area, and slope.
(geography)
A continuous, unbroken surface of land or water. Also known as stretch.
A bay, estuary, or other arm of the sea extending up into the land.
(hydrology)
A straight, continuous, or extended part of a river, stream, or restricted waterway.

reach

The section of a sewer between structures.
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I reached down to stroke him to see what was wrong and was blasted off my feet as the current earthed through me and on to the wet grass.
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When the curious boy had reached down to pick up the snake, the reptile sank its fangs between Jude's right thumb and forefinger.
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As we went forward I reached down to move a seated protester and suddenly felt someone yank my shield so that my shoulder just popped out of its socket.
There on the beach in Costabel the strong reached down to save, not crush, the weak.
He used Lorena Hickock, But he also reached down around his Cabinet secretaries and personally quizzed underlings (like Sumner Welles).
Solaroli then reached down and, with his bare hands, touched the engine manifold which had been running; at idle, for approximately ten (10) minutes.
Aquarium staff in Fushun held the dolphins jaws open so he did not get bitten - and he reached down and grabbed the plastic.
One of those Angels home runs came in the first inning from Vladimir Guerrero, who was fooled on an off-speed pitch, reached down and away to make contact and still hit it over the 20-foot wall in left field despite cracking his bat.