Tack means: The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; as, the starboard tack, or port tack; -- the former when she is closehauled with the wind on her starboard side; hence, the run of a vessel on one tack; also, a change of direction.
Tack means: A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
Tack means: Confidence; reliance.
Tacked means: of Tack
Tacking means: of Tack
Tack means: To fasten or attach.
Tack means: Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece of metal to another by drops of solder.
Tack means: In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; -- often with on or to.
Tack means: To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward nearly at right angles to her former course.
Tack means: To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4.
Zoccolo means: Same as Socle.
Zocco means: Alt. of Zoccolo
Zocle means: Same as Socle.
Zobo means: A kind of domestic cattle reared in Asia for its flesh and milk. It is supposed to be a hybrid between the zebu and the yak.
Zoanthus means: A genus of Actinaria, including numerous species, found mostly in tropical seas. The zooids or polyps resemble small, elongated actinias united together at their bases by fleshy stolons, and thus forming extensive groups. The tentacles are small and bright colored.
Zoanthropy means: A kind of monomania in which the patient believes himself transformed into one of the lower animals.
Zoanthoid means: Of or pertaining to the Zoanthacea.
Zoanthodeme means: The zooids of a compound anthozoan, collectively.
Zoantharian means: One of the Anthozoa.
Zoantharian means: Of or pertaining to the Zoantharia.
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