- The definition of close knit is connected or staying near, especially for a family.
An example of close knit is a family that stayed in one town.
A close-knit family.
close-knit definition by Webster's New World
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closely united or joined together, as by social or family ties
close-knit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Held tightly together, as by social or cultural ties: a close-knit family.