closehauled

close-hauled

[klohs-hawld]
adjective, adverb Nautical.
as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible; full and by.

Origin:
1760–70

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

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