Definition of Close to the wind

1. Adverb. Nearly opposite to the direction from which wind is coming. "Sailing close to the wind"

Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Close To The Wind

close season
close set(p)
close shave
close shaves
close stool
close stoole
close support
close supporting fire
close the door on
close the face
close the stable door after the horse has bolted
close to
close to home
close to one's vest
close to the vest
close to the wind (current term)
close together(p)
close up
close up shop
closed-angle glaucoma
closed-circuit television

Literary usage of Close to the wind

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"The difficulty comes in determining how close to the wind a vessel may be sailing when she ceases to be running free and becomes close-hauled. Marsden Coll. ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1854)
"... the above measures without any more detention than would be caused by a short deviation ; while the schooner being as close to the wind as she could go, ..."

3. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1899)
"To be able to sail close to the wind is a great advantage in a boat, ... If it shivers, or flaps, that is a sign that the boat is too close to the wind, ..."

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