adjective, adverb Nautical.
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Origin of close-hauled
Words nearby close-hauled
Example sentences from the Web for close-hauled
In it is found for the first time the close-hauled line-of-battle undeniably adopted as the fighting order of the fleets.
A vessel which is running free shall keep out of the way of a vessel which is close-hauled.On Yacht Sailing|Thomas Fleming Day
A close-hauled ship comes up (to her course) as the wind changes in her favour.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The Dolphin, close-hauled under larboard tack, stood towards the African coast.Roger Willoughby|William H. G. Kingston
Close-hauled on the south-east trades, the Mary Turner began her long slant toward the Marquesas.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London