Definition of Tack


  • sailing a zigzag course
  • (nautical) the act of changing tack
  • (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    - weather sheet
  • gear for a horse
    - stable gear
  • a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  • the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails


  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    - flip flop
  • fix to
    "append a charm to the necklace"
    - tag on - tack on - hang on
  • sew together loosely, with large stitches
    "baste a hem"
  • create by putting components or members together
    "She pieced a quilt"
    "He tacked together some verses"
    "They set up a committee"
    - put together - set up - tack together
  • turn into the wind
    "The sailors decided to tack the boat"
    "The boat tacked"
    - wear round
  • fasten with tacks
    "tack the notice on the board"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble tack

8 unscramble word found using the letters tack.

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