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    tack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tack

    Definition
    (noun) the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails Definition
    (noun) a short nail with a sharp point and a large head Definition
    (noun) gear for a horse
    Synonyms : saddlery , stable gear
    Definition
    (noun) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    Synonyms : mainsheet , sheet , shroud , weather sheet
    Definition
    (noun) (nautical) the act of changing tack
    Synonyms : tacking
    Definition
    (noun) sailing a zigzag course Definition
    (verb) fasten with tacks
    Example Sentence
    • tack the notice on the board
    Definition
    (verb) turn into the wind
    Synonyms : wear round
    Example Sentence
    • The sailors decided to tack the boat
    • The boat tacked
    Definition
    (verb) create by putting components or members together
    Example Sentence
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
    Definition
    (verb) sew together loosely, with large stitches
    Synonyms : baste
    Example Sentence
    • baste a hem
    Definition
    (verb) fix to; attach
    Synonyms : append , hang on , tack on , tag on
    Example Sentence
    • append a charm to the necklace
    Definition
    (verb) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
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