- adv. nautical Keeping the sails full and steering by the wind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Naut.) sailing closehauled, having all the sails
full, and lying as near the wind as poesible.
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1815 edition; ed. William Burney (London: Chatham Publishing, 2006).
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