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How to Pronounce tack?

Correct pronunciation for the word "tack" is [tˈak], [tˈak], [t_ˈa_k].

Definition of tack

  1. To fasten; to attach; to fasten slightly; to fasten with tacks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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