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adv. & adj. Nautical
With sails pulled in toward the centerline of the vessel for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
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(Nautical Terms) nautical with the sails flat, so as to sail as close to the wind as possible
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as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible.
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|Adj.||1.||close-hauled - having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible|
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"
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close-hauled[ˌkləʊsˈhɔːld] adj (Naut) → di bolina
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