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Definition of Tack
TackTack Tack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tacked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tacking.] [Cf. OD. tacken to touch, take, seize, fix, akin
to E. take. See Tack a small nail.]
1. To fasten or attach. ``In hopes of getting some commendam
tacked to their sees.' --Swift.
And tacks the center to the sphere. --Herbert.
2. Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty
manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together
the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to
another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece
of metal to another by drops of solder.
3. In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill;
to append; -- often with on or to. --Macaulay.
4. (Naut.) To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing
closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the
tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward
nearly at right angles to her former course.
Note: In tacking, a vessel is brought to point at first
directly to windward, and then so that the wind will
blow against the other side. TackTack Tack, n. [From an old or dialectal form of F. tache. See
1. A stain; a tache. [Obs.]
2. [Cf. L. tactus.] A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty
tack. [Obs. or Colloq.] --Drayton. TackTack Tack, v. i. (Naut.)
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.
Monk, . . . when he wanted his ship to tack to
larboard, moved the mirth of his crew by calling out,
``Wheel to the left.' --Macaulay.
Meaning of Tack from wikipedia
to: Augustus Vincent Tack
(1870–1949), American painter Tack
(sewing) (also baste
or pin), quick, temporary stitching intended
to be removed...
- of horse tack
is often referred
to as tacking
up. A room to store
such equipment, usually
near or in a stable, is a tack
or coming about
is a sailing maneuver
vessel, whose desired course
is into the wind, turns
its bow toward
the wind so that...
as follows: Approximately
the same group
is sometimes referred
to as TACK after
the initial letters
of its early-found daughter
- Blu Tack
is a reusable
putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive produced
by Bostik, commonly
used to attach lightweight objects
(such as posters
- In sewing, bar tack
, also written
or bartack, refers
to a series
used to reinforce areas
of a garment
that may be subject
- A tack
term both for the lower, windward corner
of a sail and, separately, for the side of a sailing craft
the wind is coming
- Tack cloth
rag; tac cloth) is a specialized
type of wiping cloth
that is treated
with a tacky
material. It is designed
to remove loose
to: Combining occupancy
to gain adverse possession
is called tacking
(sailing) or coming
about, a sailing maneuver Tacking
- causing Tack
to fall onto the street. Zigzag, King Nod's Grand Vizier
in rhyme, steps
on one of the tacks
and orders Tack
to be arrested...
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