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[klohs-fit-ing] /ˈkloʊsˈfɪt ɪŋ/
(of a garment) fitting tightly or snugly to the body:
A close-fitting jacket showed off her small waist.
Compare loose-fitting.
Origin of close-fitting
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She wore a close-fitting widow's cap, with a black ribbon round it.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • He had a close-fitting skullcap on his head, of white, embroidered linen.


    Stephen French Whitman
  • The cap had disappeared before a close-fitting, vari-colored turban.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • She was also conscious of the blue overall and close-fitting cap.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • They are made of wood, hooped like a barrel, and have a close-fitting lid.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • His garments are close-fitting, and the waist is emphasized.

    The Heritage of Dress Wilfred Mark Webb
  • Have told him over and over again to get a close-fitting green cap.

    Lost Diaries Maurice Baring
  • No bustles were worn, and the dresses were close-fitting with jacket basques in most cases.

    A. D. 2000 Alvarado M. Fuller
  • The coat or fur is close-fitting Pg 238 and smooth to the touch.

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