Close-quarters meaning

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An enclosed space on a ship, in which a last stand could be made against boarders.
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Space that is narrow or crowded.
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Hand-to-hand encounter with an enemy.
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Plural form of close quarter.
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Very near proximity.

They were fighting at close quarters.

Four-to-a-room is living in close quarters.

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Origin of close-quarters

  • See close quarter.

    From Wiktionary