Definition of tack:
- A small nail with a broad head; a rope used to fasten the foremost lower corners of the courses and staysails when the wind is oblique; the part of a sail to which the rope is usually fastened; the course of a ship in regard to the position of her sails.
- To fasten; to attach; to fasten slightly; to fasten with tacks.
- To change the course of a ship by shifting the tacks and position of the sails from one side to the other. To hold tack, to last or hold out.
Google Ngram Viewer results for tack:
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Quotes for tack:
Let's give the conventions back to the politicians. If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary. But the conventions should be their show, not ours. - Don Hewitt
Rhymes for tack:
- aback, arrack, attack, knick-knack, repack.
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