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Dictionary definition for: Tack

1. (n) the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

2. (v) fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"

3. (n) a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

4. (v) turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat" "The boat tacked"

5. (n) gear for a horse

6. (v) make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses"

7. (n) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

8. (v) sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"

9. (n) (nautical) the act of changing tack

10. (v) fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"

11. (n) sailing a zigzag course

12. (v) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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