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close-hauled

[klohs-hawld] /ˈkloʊsˈhɔld/
adjective, adverb, Nautical
1.
as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible; full and by.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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British Dictionary definitions for close hauled

close-hauled

/ˌkləʊsˈhɔːld/
adjective
1.
(nautical) with the sails flat, so as to sail as close to the wind as possible
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