Definition of tac
1. tack [ v ] fasten with tacks
Examples: "tack the notice on the board"
(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
This was the message found tacked to the cabin door .Synonyms tack Related Terms fasten thumbtack append baster
2. tack [ v ] turn into the wind
Examples: "The sailors decided to tack the boat" "The boat tacked"
3. tack [ v ] turn away from the wind
Examples: "The sailors decided it was time to wear ship"
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
The men were at_first puzzled , then angered by the aimless tacking .Synonyms tack wear_ship Related Terms sail navigation
4. tack [ n ] gear for a horseSynonyms saddlery tack stable_gear Related Terms gear harness bit caparison martingale hame cinch saddle_blanket headgear yoke saddle
5. tack [ n ] a short nail with a sharp point and a large headSynonyms tack Related Terms nail tintack thumbtack carpet_tack
6. tack [ n ] (nautical) the act of changing tackSynonyms tacking tack Related Terms change_of_course seafaring
7. tack [ n ] the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sailsSynonyms tack Related Terms bearing
8. Tack [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10970Synonyms Tack
9. tack [ v ] reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)Synonyms switch alternate flip flip-flop tack interchange Related Terms change_by_reversal reversal
10. tack [ v ] sew together loosely, with large stitches
Examples: "baste a hem"
11. tack [ v ] fix to; attach
Examples: "append a charm to the necklace"
12. tack [ v ] make by putting pieces together
Examples: "She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses"
13. tack [ n ] a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the windSynonyms tack mainsheet weather_sheet shroud sheet Related Terms line futtock_shroud ship seafaring
14. tack [ n ] sailing a zigzag courseSynonyms tack Related Terms sailing
Rhymes withtack stack attack zantac haystack smokestack counterattack hackmatack
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