Meaning of close-in


Pronunciation: (klōs'in"), [key]
— adj.
  1. near, as to a common center; adjacent, esp. to a city: The city is enveloping its close-in suburbs.
  2. occurring or provided at close quarters: Fighter planes provided daring close-in air support.
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