close-hauled


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close-hauled

(klōs′hôld′)
adv. & adj. Nautical
With sails pulled in toward the centerline of the vessel for sailing as close to the wind as possible.

close-hauled

(ˌkləʊsˈhɔːld)
adj
(Nautical Terms) nautical with the sails flat, so as to sail as close to the wind as possible

close′-hauled′

(kloʊs)

adj., adv.
as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.close-hauled - having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
Translations

close-hauled

[ˌkləʊsˈhɔːld] adj (Naut) → di bolina
References in classic literature ?
Oh, I felt a rare young devil, as we hoisted the big mainsail that morning, broke out anchor, and filled away close-hauled on the three-mile beat to windward out into the bay.
Had he had the eyes of a man, nearly two yards higher than his own from the deck, and had they been the trained eyes of a man, sailor- man at that, Jerry could have seen the low blur of Ysabel to the north and the blur of Florida to the south, ever taking on definiteness of detail as the Arangi sagged close-hauled, with a good full, port-tacked to the south-east trade.
Five days had passed, and she and Sheldon were standing on the veranda watching the Martha, close-hauled on the wind, laying a tack off shore.
Sailing with the wind she did her best; but in quarter-ing or when close-hauled she drifted terribly, as a nautical man might have guessed she would.
It was gloomy weather; dead head wind, blowing quite half a gale; the Ferndale under reduced sail was stretching close-hauled across the track of the homeward bound ships, just moving through the water and no more, since there was no object in pressing her and the weather looked threatening.