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A parcel of land that is surrounded by a boundary of some kind, such as a hedge or a fence. To culminate, complete, finish, or bring to an end. To seal up. To restrict to a certain class. A narrow margin, as in a close election.

A person can close a bank account; a trial may be closed after each lawyer has concluded his or her presentation in the case at bar.


1 private property, usually enclosed by a fence, hedge, or wall.
2 a courtyard or quadrangle enclosed by buildings or an entry leading to such a courtyard.
3 the entry from the street to a tenement building.

CLOSE. Signifies the interest in the soil, and not merely a close or enclosure in the common acceptation of the term. Doct. & Stud. 307 East, 207 2 Stra. 1004; 6 East, 1541 Burr. 133 1 Ch. R. 160.
     2. In every case where one man has a right to exclude another from his land, the law encircles it, if not already enclosed, with an imaginary fence; and entitles him to a compensation in damages for the injury he sustains by the act of another passing through his boundary, denominating the injurious act a breach of the enclosure. Hamm. N. P. 151; Doct. & Stud. dial. 1, c. 8, p. 30; 2 Whart. 430.
     3. An ejectment will not lie for a close. 11 Rep. 55; 1 Rolle's R. 55 Salk. 254 Cro. Eliz. 235; Adams on Eject. 24.

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From this close-quarter hold, you can use your support side elbow to protect your head from incoming strikes.
A spokesman for the Marine Accident Investigation Branch said: "In November we were notified of a close-quarters incident between the Stena Superfast VII and a submarine operating at periscope depth.We have carried out a preliminary assessment of the evidence in this case and the chief inspector of marine accidents has decided to open a safety investigation.
Use the cutter and handle to speed up cutting even when you're not in a close-quarters situation.
Four weeks of specialized training cover basic human relations, police conduct, weapons training, mechanical breaching procedures, and close-quarters combat.
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- In an effort to keep pace with the ever-changing face of close-quarters combat, F-16 Fighting Falcon crews here plan to use a new, lightweight satellite-guided munition soon.
An animal using the magnetic field as a clue for close-quarters navigation must be able to cope, Phillips points out, with the fact that "if you go a kilometer across the earth's surface, the magnetic field changes only about one one-hundredth of a percent."
Four variable-zoom models are available: ZA 3 3-9x40, for lightweight rifles or close-quarters hunting; ZA 5 2-10x40, for a variety of shooting situations; ZA 5 3-15x42, with higher magnification; and ZA 5 4-20x50 SF, with objective parallax side-focus adjustment.
The ILWLP addresses the need by combat and combat support soldiers for a single integrated device to acquire and engage targets with the M9/M11 pistol on the battlefield and in close-quarters combat engagements during limited visibility conditions or in total darkness.
Keys promptly hit back in first-half injury time with a close-quarters try from hard-working number eight Andrew Gibbs.