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Definition of tac

"tac" is probably misspelled. Trying tack instead Definition of tack

1. tack [ v ] fasten with tacks
Examples: "tack the notice on the board"

Used in print:

(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"

Synonyms tack wear_round Related Terms sail boat navigation

3. tack [ v ] turn away from the wind
Examples: "The sailors decided it was time to wear ship"

Used in print:

(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 horse

Synonyms 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 head

Synonyms tack Related Terms nail tintack thumbtack carpet_tack

6. tack [ n ] (nautical) the act of changing tack

Synonyms tacking tack Related Terms change_of_course seafaring

7. tack [ n ] the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

Synonyms tack Related Terms bearing

8. Tack [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10970

Synonyms 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"

Synonyms tack baste Related Terms sew baster

11. tack [ v ] fix to; attach
Examples: "append a charm to the necklace"

Synonyms hang_on tack_on tag_on tack append Related Terms attach subjoin appendage

12. tack [ v ] make by putting pieces together
Examples: "She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses"

Synonyms assemble set_up put_together tack_together tack piece Related Terms disassemble make join reassemble rig_up jumble confect compound configure hookup

13. tack [ n ] a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

Synonyms tack mainsheet weather_sheet shroud sheet Related Terms line futtock_shroud ship seafaring

14. tack [ n ] sailing a zigzag course

Synonyms tack Related Terms sailing

Rhymes with

tack stack attack zantac haystack smokestack counterattack hackmatack

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