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tack

tack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tack

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(noun) the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
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(noun) a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
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(noun) gear for a horse
Synonyms : saddlery , stable gear

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(noun) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
Synonyms : mainsheet , sheet , shroud , weather sheet

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(noun) (nautical) the act of changing tack
Synonyms : tacking

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(noun) sailing a zigzag course
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(verb) fasten with tacks
Example Sentence
  • tack the notice on the board

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(verb) turn into the wind
Synonyms : wear round
Example Sentence
  • The sailors decided to tack the boat
  • The boat tacked

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(verb) create by putting components or members together
Example Sentence
  • She pieced a quilt
  • He tacked together some verses
  • They set up a committee

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(verb) sew together loosely, with large stitches
Synonyms : baste
Example Sentence
  • baste a hem

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(verb) fix to; attach
Synonyms : append , hang on , tack on , tag on
Example Sentence
  • append a charm to the necklace

Definition
(verb) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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