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{n: baste, basting, tacking} loose temporary stitches

{n: carpet tack} used to nail down carpets

{n: leg} (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack

{n: sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud} (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

{n: stable gear, saddlery, tack} gear for a horse

{n: tack hammer} a light hammer that is used to drive tacks

{n: tack, tacking} (nautical) the act of changing tack

{n: tacker} a worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)

{n: tack} a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

{n: tack} sailing a zigzag course

{n: tack} the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

{n: tailor's tack} loose looped stitch used to transfer marking for darts, etc., from a pattern to material

{n: thumbtack, drawing pin, pushpin} a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board

{n: ticktacktoe, ticktacktoo, tick-tack-toe, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe, noughts and crosses} a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does

{n: tie tack, tiepin, scarfpin} a pin used to hold the tie in place

{n: tintack} tack or small nail of tinned iron

{v: append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on} fix to ; attach
"append a charm to the necklace"

{v: assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together} make by putting pieces together
"She pieced a quilt"
"He tacked together some verses"
<-> disassemble

{v: baste, tack} sew together loosely, with large stitches
"baste a hem"

{v: beat} sail with much tacking or with difficulty
"The boat beat in the strong wind"

{v: interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop} reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

{v: tack, wear round} turn into the wind
"The sailors decided to tack the boat"
"The boat tacked"

{v: tack} fasten with tacks
"tack the notice on the board"


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