to forge over

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A sailing ship is said to forge over a shoal or sandbank when it is forced over by the wind acting on a great press of sail. If the wind was fair it was often possible to free a ship which had been caught on a shoal by setting additional sails and using the wind to push or forge it over.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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