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Able to sail close to the wind with little drift to leeward.
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(Nautical Terms) (of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled, even in a stiff breeze
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weath•er•ly(ˈwɛð ər li)
(of a ship or boat) making very little leeway when close-hauled.
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