close-hauled
Closehauled Close"hauled`, close-hauled close-hauled, a. (Naut.) Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the direction from which the wind blows; having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible; -- said of a sailing vessel. [1913 Webster]

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  • close-hauled — close′ hauled′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] adj. adv. naut. navig. as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • close-hauled — 1. adjective with the sails trimmed as close to the wind as possible with all sails full and not shivering 2. adverb (sailing) close hauled …   Wiktionary

  • close-hauled — In admiralty law, this nautical term means the arrangement or trim of a vessel s sails when she endeavors to make progress in the nearest direction possible towards that point of the compass from which the wind blows. But a vessel may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • close-hauled — In admiralty law, this nautical term means the arrangement or trim of a vessel s sails when she endeavors to make progress in the nearest direction possible towards that point of the compass from which the wind blows. But a vessel may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • close-hauled — adjective & adverb Sailing with the sails hauled aft to sail close to the wind …   English new terms dictionary

  • close-hauled — adjective having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible • Similar to: ↑close • Topics: ↑seafaring, ↑navigation, ↑sailing …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-hauled — /klohs hawld /, adj., adv. Naut. as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible; full and by. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • close-hauled — /kloʊs ˈhɔld/ (say klohs hawld) adjective sailing as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails trimmed as flat as possible …   Australian English dictionary

  • close-hauled — adjective Date: 1769 having the sails set for sailing as nearly against the wind as the vessel will go …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • close — 1. adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by to) situated at only a short distance or interval. 2 a having a strong or immediate relation or connection (close friend; close relative). b in intimate friendship or association (were very close). c… …   Useful english dictionary

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