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Tack of a flag
3. (Naut.) (a) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom. (b) The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail). (c) The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; as, the starboard tack, or port tack; -- the former when she is closehauled with the wind on her starboard side; hence, the run of a vessel on one tack; also, a change of direction. 4. (Scots Law) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease. --Burrill. 5. Confidence; reliance. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. Tack of a flag (Naut.), a line spliced into the eye at the foot of the hoist for securing the flag to the halyards. Tack pins (Naut.), belaying pins; -- also called jack pins. To haul the tacks aboard (Naut.), to set the courses. To hold tack, to last or hold out. --Milton.

Meaning of Tack of a flag from wikipedia

- the boat ahead. (Rule 12). When a boat is tacking (changing tack) it shall keep clear of boats that are not tacking (Rule 13). Four rules about general...
- Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8134-2883-1 pp. 367–371 Ensminger, M. E. Horses & Tack: A Complete One Volume Reference on Horses and Their Care Rev. ed. Boston:Houghton...
- A tack piano , also known as a harpsipiano, jangle piano, and a junk piano, is an altered version of an ordinary piano, in which objects such as thumbtacks...
- Hard Tack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life (1887) is a memoir by John D. Billings. Billings was a veteran of the 10th M****achusetts Volunteer...
- featured an image of a California grizzly bear and became known as the Bear Flag. Three w****s later, on July 5, 1846, the Republic's military of 100 to 200 men...
- a golden tack from Elephant foot wins the affection of a female Elephant by removing a Golden Tack from her foot, Tom on the other hand, manages to make...
- eye of the wind; once on the opposite tack, the sailor realigns the sail on the new tack. In strong winds on a small board, an option is the fast tack, whereby...
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- Contents:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y See also References Further reading Aback A foresail when against the wind, used when tacking to help...
- succession of headlands on the English s**** indicates the ship tacking up-channel away from the French coast, identifying a new landmark on each tack. However...
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