Definition of Tack of a flag. Meaning of Tack of a flag. Synonyms of Tack of a flag

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Tack of a flag. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Tack of a flag and, of course, Tack of a flag synonyms and on the right images related to the word Tack of a flag.

Definition of Tack of a flag

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...
- 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...
- 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. edn Boston:...
- 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...
- featuring a silhouette of a California grizzly bear, became known as the Bear Flag and was later the basis for the official state flag of California...
- are on the same tack, the windward boat gives way to the leeward one (Rule 12) If a vessel on port tack is unable to determine the tack of the other boat...
- the eye of the wind when tacking. A sudden wind shift can cause a square-rigged vessel to be "caught aback" with all sails aback. This is a dangerous...
- these are **** tacks", the King dumps the tacks all over the place in a fit of insanity and exclaims: "Well, they're tea tacks now!" and exits, laughing...
- military drum call. Hard tack, the battle of Vicksburg and a warning to Britain are referenced in the song. Verse 1 Four weary years of toil and blood, With...
- (2010) Date: May 8–9, 2010 Tack: Reno-Fernley Raceway, Fernley NV (moved to Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows CA, after closure of Reno-Fernley Raceway) LeMons...
Loading...