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  Definition of tack
  1. sailing a zigzag course
  2. (nautical) the act of changing tack
  3. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  4. gear for a horse
  5. a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  6. the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  7. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  8. fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
  9. sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
  10. fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
  11. make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
  12. turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
Similar Words: tacking, sheet, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud, stable gear, saddlery, interchange, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop, append, tag on, tack on, hang on, baste, assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack together, wear round

 

See Also: append, tag on, tack on, hang on

 

Hyponyms: futtock shroud, bit, caparison, trapping, trappings, housing, housings, cinch, girth, hame, harness, headgear, martingale, saddle blanket, saddlecloth, horse blanket, yoke, carpet tack, thumbtack, drawing pin, pushpin, tintack, subjoin, confect, confection, comfit, jumble, confuse, mix up, reassemble, configure, compound, rig up

 

Part Meronyms: ship

 

Derivational Morphology: wear round, interchange, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop, saddle, reversal, change of mind, turnabout, turnaround, substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switching, shift, tacking, appendage, baster, tacker, baste, basting, staple gun, staplegun, piece, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, hookup, sheet, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud

 

 
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