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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. 2017.
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  • She was also conscious of the blue overall and close-fitting cap.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • His garments are close-fitting, and the waist is emphasized.

    The Heritage of Dress Wilfred Mark Webb
  • They wore gray uniforms of felt, with close-fitting skull-caps, and buffalo-skin knapsacks, and a powder-horn.

    My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Have told him over and over again to get a close-fitting green cap.

    Lost Diaries Maurice Baring
  • Place a tube containing a close-fitting piston in a vessel of water, as shown in Figure 132.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • No bustles were worn, and the dresses were close-fitting with jacket basques in most cases.

    A. D. 2000 Alvarado M. Fuller
  • Ponk stared at her little hands in their close-fitting white gauntlets.

    The Reclaimers Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The coat or fur is close-fitting Pg 238 and smooth to the touch.

  • And once more the Geography Gentleman laughed till the close-fitting cap fell off and showed his shining bald head.

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