n.1.A stain; a tache.
2.A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.
1.A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.
2.That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.
3.(Naut.) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
4.(Scots Law) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
5.Confidence; reliance.
Tack of a flag
(Naut.) a line spliced into the eye at the foot of the hoist for securing the flag to the halyards.
Tack pins
(Naut.) belaying pins; - also called jack pins.
To haul the tacks aboard
(Naut.) to set the courses.
To hold tack
to last or hold out.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To fasten or attach.
[imp. & p. p. Tacked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tacking.]
2.Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece of metal to another by drops of solder.
3.In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; - often with on or to; as, to tack on a non-germane appropriation to a bill.
4.(Naut.) To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward nearly at right angles to her former course.
v. i.1.(Naut.) To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4.
Noun1.tack - the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
2.tack - a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
3.tack - gear for a horse
4.tack - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
5.tack - (nautical) the act of changing tack
Synonyms: tacking
6.tack - sailing a zigzag course
Verb1.tack - fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
2.tack - turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
Synonyms: wear round
3.tack - make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
4.tack - sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
Synonyms: baste
5.tack - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
6.tack - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

TACK, Scotch law. A contract of location by which the use of land, or any other immovable subject, is, set to the lessee or tacksman for a certain yearly rent, either in money, the fruits of tho ground, or services. Ersk. Prin. Laws of Scot. B. 2, t. 6, n. 8; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 209. This word is nearly synonymous with lease.

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Translate Tack to Spanish, Translate Tack to German, Translate Tack to French
tacit consent
Tacit law
Tacita quaedam habentur pro expressis
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tack hammer
Tack of a flag
tack on
Tack pins
Tack tackle
tack together
Tackle board
Tackle fall
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