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Origin of close quarters
Words nearby close quarters
Example sentences from the Web for close quarters
They snapped and barked, but had as yet come to no close-quarters since Tolleys adventure with the pepper-besprinkled Bible.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
There was a flurrying exchange of close-quarters blows, Rorke spinning about so that his back was towards the referee.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
Close-quarters may be on any point, and the seaman rather delights in the bow attack, using the bowsprit as his bridge.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The close-quarters projectile of to-day is more usually shrapnel with the fuze set at zero.
British Dictionary definitions for close quarters
- engaged in hand-to-hand combat
- in close proximity; very near together