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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Closehauled  \Close"hauled`\,  a.  (Naut.) 
  Under  way  and  moving  as  nearly  as  possible  toward  the 
  direction  from  which  the  wind  blows;  --  said  of  a  sailing 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (nautical)  having  the  sails  trimmed  for  sailing  as  close  to 
  the  wind  as  possible