/tæk / (say tak)

1. a short, sharp-pointed nail or pin, usually with a flat and comparatively large head.
2. a stitch, especially a long stitch used in fastening seams, etc., preparatory to a more thorough sewing.
3. a fastening, especially in a temporary manner.
4. the quality of being tacky; stickiness.
5. Nautical
a. a rope which confines the foremost lower corner of a course on a square-rigged ship.
b. the part of a sail to which such a rope is fastened.
c. the lower forward corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
d. a line secured to the lower outboard corner of a studding-sail to haul it to the end of the boom.
6. Nautical
a. the direction or course of a ship in relation to the position of its sails: the starboard tack (when close-hauled with the wind on the starboard side); the port tack (when close-hauled with the wind on the port side).
b. a course obliquely against the wind.
c. one of the series of straight runs which make up the zigzag course of a ship proceeding to windward.
7. a course of action or conduct, especially one differing from some preceding or other course.
8. one of the movements of a zigzag course on land.
9. the equipment collectively which relates to the saddling and harnessing of horses; saddlery.
verb (t)
10. to fasten by a tack or tacks: to tack a rug.
11. to secure by some slight or temporary fastening.
12. to join together; unite or combine.
13. Nautical
a. to change the course of (a ship) to the opposite tack.
b. to navigate (a ship) by a series of tacks.
verb (i)
14. Nautical
a. to change the course of a ship by bringing its head into the wind and then causing the ship to fall off on the other side: we were ordered to tack at once.
b. to change course in this way, as a ship.
c. to proceed to windward by a series of courses as close to the wind as the vessel will sail, the wind being alternately on one bow and then on the other.
15. to follow a zigzag course or route.
16. to change one's course of action or conduct.
17. on the wrong tack, following a false line of reasoning; under a wrong impression. {Phrase Origin: from the nautical sense of tack (see def. 6 above), referring to the course taken by a sailing ship heading into the wind. A ship on the wrong tack will not make any progress.}
18. tack on, (sometimes followed by to) to attach as something supplementary; append or annex: *Anyway, to resume, well, Miss Smith-Wetherby – a ridiculous name, just with Wetherby tacked on, just to avoid being in the telephone book under the innumerable race of Smiths –christina stead, 1944.
{Middle English, from Northern French taque a fastening, clasp, nail, variant of Old French tache}
tacker, noun
tackless, adjective
/tæk / (say tak)

food; fare: hard tack.
{origin obscure}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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