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Definitions and Synonyms of tack | Another word for tack | What is tack?

Definition 1: sailing a zigzag course - [noun denoting act]

(tack is a kind of ...) riding in a sailboat

Definition 2: (nautical) the act of changing tack - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) a change in the direction that you are moving

(tack belongs to category ...) the work of a sailor

Definition 3: a short nail with a sharp point and a large head - [noun denoting artifact]

(tack is a kind of ...) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

(... is a kind of tack ) a tack used to nail down carpets

(... is a kind of tack ) a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board

(... is a kind of tack ) tack or small nail of tinned iron

Definition 4: gear for a horse - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

(... is a kind of tack ) piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding

"the horse was not accustomed to a bit"

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle

(... is a kind of tack ) a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

(... is a kind of tack ) stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team

Definition 5: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

(... is a kind of tack ) shroud that is part of a ship's rigging

(... is part of tack) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

(tack belongs to category ...) the work of a sailor

Definition 6: the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails - [noun denoting location]

(tack is a kind of ...) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Definition 7: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

Definition 8: fasten with tacks - [verb of contact]

Samples where tack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tack the notice on the board

(tack is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of tack ) fasten with thumbtacks

"The teacher thumbtacked the notice on the bulletin board"

Definition 9: sew together loosely, with large stitches - [verb of contact]

Samples where tack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • baste a hem

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) fasten by sewing; do needlework

Definition 10: fix to; attach - [verb of contact]

Samples where tack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • append a charm to the necklace

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of tack ) add to the end

Definition 11: create by putting components or members together - [verb of creation]

Samples where tack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pieced a quilt
  • He tacked together some verses
  • They set up a committee

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(tack is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of tack ) make into a confection

"This medicine is home-confected"

(... is a kind of tack ) assemble without order or sense

"She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

(... is a kind of tack ) assemble once again, after taking something apart

(... is a kind of tack ) set up for a particular purpose

"configure my new computer" "configure a plane for a combat mission"

(... is a kind of tack ) create by mixing or combining

(... is a kind of tack ) erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure

"Can he rig up a P.A. system?"

Definition 12: turn into the wind - [verb of motion]

Samples where tack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sailors decided to tack the boat
  • The boat tacked

Synonyms for tack in the sense of this definition

(tack is a kind of ...) travel on water propelled by wind

"I love sailing, especially on the open sea" "the ship sails on"

(tack belongs to category ...) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

(tack belongs to category ...) a small vessel for travel on water

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