- 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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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of close-in
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