A shave that is very short or near the skin.
A shell, aerial bomb, etc. that does not score a direct hit on the target but comes close enough to inflict some damage
Something that barely succeeds or nearly ends in failure or disaster.
Find another word for close-call. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for close-call, like: close-shave, close squeeze, hairbreadth escape, heart stopper, narrow escape, narrow-squeak, near go, near-miss, near squeak, near thing and squeaker.