Definition of Close-fights

Close-fights n. pl. means: Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

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Close-fights n. pl. means: Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

Meaning of Close-fights

Close-fights (n. pl.) means: Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

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Close-fights (n. pl.): Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

Close (n.): To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.

Close (n.): To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

Furl (v. t.): To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or line. Totten.

Close (v. t.): Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

Fighter (n.): One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.

Duelist (n.): One who fights in single combat.

Tilter (n.): One who tilts, or jousts; hence, one who fights.

Theomachist (n.): One who fights against the gods; one who resists God of the divine will.

Monomachist (n.): One who fights in single combat; a duelist.

Sworder (n.): One who uses, or fights with, a sword; a swordsman; a soldier; a cutthroat.

Pugilist (n.): One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.

Jereed (n.): A blunt javelin used by the people of the Levant, especially in mock fights.

Close (v. t.): Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

Snuggle (v. t.): To move one way and the other so as to get a close place; to lie close for comfort; to cuddle; to nestle.

Seal (v. t.): Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.

Squat (v. t.): To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.

Close (v. t.): Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

Close (n.): To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.

Close-bodied (a.): Fitting the body exactly; setting close, as a garment.

Close (v. t.): Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

Close (v. t.): Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

Close (v. t.): Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

Close (v. t.): Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

Close (v. t.): Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

Close (v. t.): Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

Connivent (a.): Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact; as, the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.

Thin (superl.): Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.

Fast-handed (a.): Close-handed; close-fisted; covetous; avaricious.

Tight (superl.): Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.

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Meaning of Close Quarters

Close Quarters means: This term has a nautical origin. In the 17th century hand-to-hand skirmishes onboard ships were known as close-fights. The term appears to have been applied both to those fights and to the barriers that sailors erected to keep the enemy at bay. Captain John Smith, in his record of early seafaring terms, - 'The Seaman's Grammar', 1627 is good enough to define the term: "A ships close fights, are smal ledges of wood laid crosse one another like the grates of iron in a prisons window, betwixt the maine mast, and the fore mast, and are called gratings."

Meaning of close

close means: n pron. as in “close to me,” rather than “close the door” residential street with no through road; cul de sac. Brits also share all of the usual meanings of the word.

Meaning of Close Aboard

Close Aboard means: Close alongside; very near; in close proximity to.

Meaning of Close Reach

Close Reach means: Sailing with the wind coming from the direction forward of abeam. A close reach is the point of sail between a beam reach and close hauled.

Meaning of Close-hauled

Close-hauled means: Of a sailing vessel beating as close to the wind direction as possible.

Meaning of Within a bulls roar

Within a bulls roar means: Close by or to close for comfort (Compare "Within cooee")

Meaning of bi

bi means: Bisexual. Aw, you don't want to take a betty like him to the fights.

Meaning of whiner

whiner means: Someone who fights the commissars over 19th place.

Meaning of Have It Off

Have It Off means: A person (normally male) who is aggressive and good in fights

Meaning of Gripe

Gripe means: Gripe: A sailing vessel 'gripes' when she can not properly sail close hauled (at a angle close to the direction of the wind) due to being incorrectly designed or because she has an imbalance of sail which results in bow (front) heading into the wind when sailing close-hauled. The sails flap around and forward progress is difficult. The term is now used to mean complain.

Meaning of Fap

Fap means: A close friend or a group of close friends.

Meaning of bird

bird means: An eccentric. Max is just another bimbo who goes around trying to pick fights in bars.

Meaning of Adds 

Adds  means: (n.) Secondary monsters that spawn in boss fights

Meaning of CLOSE AIR SUPPORT

CLOSE AIR SUPPORT means: air strikes against enemy targets that are close to friendly forces, requiring detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of those forces. Pg. 507

Meaning of Palliass

Palliass means: To deliberately locate and start fights with people from the Pakistani community. Very offensive.

Meaning of CLOSE DOORS

CLOSE DOORS means: Close doors is slang for in secret.Close doors is American slang for to go out of business.

Meaning of CLOSE RANKS

CLOSE RANKS means: Close ranks is slang for to temporarily set aside differences and join together for a common purpose.

Meaning of close call

close call means: Near catastrophe, very dangerous situation. Buffy had a close call with the police when she ran a stoplight.

Meaning of Aboard

Aboard means: On or in a vessel. Close aboard is close to another ship or an obstruction

Meaning of CLOSE THE BOOK

CLOSE THE BOOK means: Close the book is slang for to bring to a conclusion.

Meaning of Close-fights

Close-fights means: Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

Meaning of Close

Close means: To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.

Meaning of Close

Close means: To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

Meaning of Furl

Furl means: To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or line. Totten.

Meaning of Close

Close means: Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

Meaning of Fighter

Fighter means: One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.

Meaning of Duelist

Duelist means: One who fights in single combat.

Meaning of Tilter

Tilter means: One who tilts, or jousts; hence, one who fights.

Meaning of Theomachist

Theomachist means: One who fights against the gods; one who resists God of the divine will.

Meaning of Monomachist

Monomachist means: One who fights in single combat; a duelist.

Meaning of Sworder

Sworder means: One who uses, or fights with, a sword; a swordsman; a soldier; a cutthroat.

Meaning of Pugilist

Pugilist means: One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.

Meaning of Jereed

Jereed means: A blunt javelin used by the people of the Levant, especially in mock fights.

Meaning of Close

Close means: Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

Meaning of Snuggle

Snuggle means: To move one way and the other so as to get a close place; to lie close for comfort; to cuddle; to nestle.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Heptandrian

Heptandrian means: Alt. of Heptandrous

Meaning of Indecinable

Indecinable means: Not declinable; not varied by inflective terminations; as, nihil (nothing), in Latin, is an indeclinable noun.

Meaning of Seerwood

Seerwood means: Dry wood.

Meaning of Strike

Strike means: To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

Meaning of Tiff

Tiff means: Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of like nobody's business

like nobody's business means: Phrs. Totally, quickly, very well.

Meaning of deebo

deebo means: to steal. See "jack." Derived from the character in the movie "Friday", who steals from all of the neighborhood people.  "I'm gonna deebo Mom's credit card." 

Meaning of beefcake king

beefcake king means: The nude, in a pornographic books, or pornographic film.

Meaning of crossing swords

crossing swords means: When two man are urinating and the path of the urine crosses in an 'x' pattern.

Meaning of lops

lops means: small breaking seas

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