Definition of Close-hauled

1. Adjective. Having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible.

Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
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Definition of Close-hauled

1. Adjective. (nautical) with the sails trimmed as close to the wind as possible with all sails full and not shivering ¹

2. Adverb. with the sails close-hauled ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Close-hauled

cloque
cloques
clorazepate
clorgyline
cloroqualone
clorprenaline hydrochloride
closable
close
close, but no cigar
close-bodied
close-captioning
close-cropped
close-fitting
close-grained
close-hauled (current term)
close-knit
close-mid
close-minded
close-order drill
close-packed
close-packing
close-quarter
close-range
close-serried
close-set
close-set(a)
close-stool
close-stools
close-up

Literary usage of Close-hauled

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1. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"This rule was subservient to the rule that a ship going free must keep out of the way of one which was close-hauled. The Sylvester Hale. 6 Ben. ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1891)
"The vessel that is close-hauled has the right of way1 and should keep her course.* A vessel close-hauled on the wind has a right to rely to the last moment ..."

3. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1854)
"If the brig had been close hauled, and the Hornet close hauled also, ... But in this case the brig was not close hauled ; she was two points free, ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"The vessel that is close-hauled has the right of way1 and should keep her course.* A vessel close-hauled on the wind has a right to rely ..."

5. The New-York Legal Observer by Samuel Owen (1849)
"Where a collision ocean daring the day-time, between a vessel close hauled and a steamboat whose coarse lay across that of the close hauled, which had been ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1854)
"If the brig had been close hauled, and the Hornet close hauled also, ... But in this case the brig was not close hauled ; she was two points free, ..."

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