1 the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
2 a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
4 (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind [syn: sheet, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud]
5 (nautical) the act of changing tack [syn: tacking]
6 sailing a zigzag course
1 fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
2 turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked" [syn: wear round]
3 make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses" [syn: assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack together] [ant: disassemble]
4 sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem" [syn: baste]
6 reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn: interchange, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop]
- small nail with a flat head
- loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth
- Part of a sail (Wikipedia) specifically the lower corner on the leading edge of the sail relative to the direction of the wind.
- Direction, hence approach try a different tack. Specifically a course or direction that enables the vessel to head upwind. See also reach, gybe.
- Part of the harnessing for a draft animal or riding animal, e.g. a horse pulling a wagon, or a riding horse. Includes bit, bridle and reins.
- The stickiness of a compound, related to its cohesive and adhesive properties.
- Finnish: nasta
- Finnish: harsinta
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- Maori: pine
- to nail with a tack (small nail with a flat head)
- to sew/stich with a tack (loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth)
- to manoeuver a sailing vessel upwind by alternating the course of the vessel in relation to the wind (Wikipedia); antonym to wear, changing tack (direction), also figuratively
- expression, "tack (something) onto (something)", something added as an extra item (implied as with #1 or #2)
- to place riding tack on a horse
to sail upwind
- Finnish: luovia
EtymologyRelated to thank and danke with a common older origin. Cognates include Danish tak and Icelandic and Norwegian takk.
- thanks, please
Tack may refer to:
- Tack, a type of cut nail, used in upholstery, shoe making and saddle manufacture
- Horse tack, harness and equipment to allow horse-back riding
- Tack (sewing) (also baste or pin), quick, temporary stitching intended to be removed
- Hardtack, a hard cracker or biscuit used for food on sea voyages and during the American Civil War
- Thumbtack or drawing pin, a short nail or pin easily placed and removed by hand
- Augustus Vincent Tack (1870-1949), American painter
- In sailing:
- Scottish lease
Tack can also mean:
- Adhesiveness, a technical measure of the stickiness of glue or ink (measured by an "inkometer")
- Blu Tack, a reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive used for attaching paper items to walls
- "Tack" or "tacky" refers to cheap goods, and possibly derives from poor quality stitching which causes the goods to fall apart prematurely
- Slang for cannabis
tack in Polish: Hals
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