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 for Closehauled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Closehauled \Close"hauled`\, close-hauled \close-hauled\, a.
     (Naut.)
     Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the
     direction from which the wind blows; having the sails trimmed
     for sailing as close to the wind as possible; -- said of a
     sailing vessel.
     [1913 Webster] close-knit

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