Definitions of tack:
- noun: sailing a zigzag course
- noun: (nautical) the act of changing tack
- noun: a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
- noun: the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
- noun: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
- noun: gear for a horse
- verb: fasten with tacks
Example: "Tack the notice on the board"
- verb: turn into the wind
Example: "The sailors decided to tack the boat"
- verb: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
- verb: sew together loosely, with large stitches
- verb: fix to; attach
- verb: make by putting pieces together
Example: "He tacked together some verses"
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #10970)
Search for tack at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia
Copyright © 2021 Datamuse