[talk-au] How to tag reaches (segments of a waterway)?
edodd at billiau.net
Sun Apr 10 05:22:05 BST 2011
On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:54:53 +1000
Elizabeth Dodd <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> Have we got some other word for the smaller part of the waterway?
Just checking my ancient brain synapses with some help from online
reach [intransitive verb] 5. Nautical To sail with the wind abeam.
reach [noun] 6. Nautical The tack of a sailing vessel with the wind
7. The stretch of water visible between bends in a river or
taken from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/reach
so a river in English can consist of bends and reaches
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