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tack

noun (n)

  • the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • a short nail with a sharp point and a large head (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • gear for a horse (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (nautical) the act of changing tack (noun.act)
    Synonym: tacking
    source: wordnet30
  • sailing a zigzag course (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A stain; a tache. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fasten with tacks (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Tack the notice on the board.
    source: wordnet30
  • turn into the wind (verb.motion)
    Synonym: wear round
    Example:
    The sailors decided to tack the boat.
    The boat tacked.
    source: wordnet30
  • create by putting components or members together (verb.creation)
    Example:
    He tacked together some verses.
    source: wordnet30
  • sew together loosely, with large stitches (verb.contact)
    Synonym: baste
    source: wordnet30
  • fix to; attach (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To fasten or attach. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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