Close-hauled



[klohs-hawld] /ˈkloʊsˈhɔld/

adjective, adverb, Nautical.
1.
as close to the wind as a vessel will sail, with sails as flat as possible; full and by.
/ˌkləʊsˈhɔːld/
adjective
1.
(nautical) with the sails flat, so as to sail as close to the wind as possible

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