Close-fights
Close-fights Close"-fights`, n. pl. (Naut.) Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also {close quarters}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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