- near, as to a common center; adjacent, especially to a city: The city is enveloping its close-in suburbs.
- occurring or provided at close quarters: Fighter planes provided daring close-in air support.
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Examples from the Web for close-in
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
December 31, 2014
This contrasts with many urban regions, where close-in areas just beyond downtowns have been actually losing population.Houston Rising—Why the Next Great American Cities Aren’t What You Think
April 8, 2013
That cut the range way down, even for this close-in weapon, but it would be dangerous for Reine if he used more.Evil Out of Onzar