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