Definitions for tack

Definitions for (noun) tack

Main entry: tack

Definition: sailing a zigzag course

Main entry: tack, tacking

Definition: (nautical) the act of changing tack

Main entry: tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, sheet, shroud

Definition: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

Main entry: stable gear, saddlery, tack

Definition: gear for a horse

Main entry: tack

Definition: a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

Main entry: tack

Definition: the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

Definitions for (verb) tack

Main entry: alternate, switch, tack, interchange, flip, flip-flop

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

Main entry: tack, tack on, tag on, append, hang on

Definition: fix to; attach

Usage: append a charm to the necklace

Main entry: baste, tack

Definition: sew together loosely, with large stitches

Usage: baste a hem

Main entry: tack

Definition: fasten with tacks

Usage: tack the notice on the board

Main entry: set up, assemble, tack, tack together, put together, piece

Definition: create by putting components or members together

Usage: She pieced a quilt; He tacked together some verses; They set up a committee

Main entry: wear round, tack

Definition: turn into the wind

Usage: The sailors decided to tack the boat; The boat tacked

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