Definition of Tack

Tack n. means: A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.

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Tack n. means: A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.

Meaning of Tack

Tack (n.) means: A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.

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Tack (v. t.): 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 (v. t.): 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.

Stretch (n.): The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board.

Tack (n.): A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.

Tack (n.): That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.

Tack (v. t.): The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail).

Clubhaul (v. t.): To put on the other tack by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails (which brings the vessel's head to the wind), and by cutting the cable as soon as she pays off on the other tack. Clubhauling is attempted only in an exigency.

Bumkin (n.): A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.

Tack (v. i.): 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.

Tacked (imp. & p. p.): of Tack

Tacking (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Tack

Tack (v. t.): Confidence; reliance.

Tack (v. t.): To fasten or attach.

Tack (n.): A stain; a tache.

Stay (v. i.): To change tack; as a ship.

Boxhauling (n.): A method of going from one tack to another. See Boxhaul.

Laveer (v. i.): To beat against the wind; to tack.

Overreach (v. i.): To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.

Board (n.): The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.

Leg (n.): The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.

Tack (v. t.): A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.

Tacksman (n.): One who holds a tack or lease from another; a tenant, or lessee.

Tack (v. t.): In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; -- often with on or to.

Trip (n.): A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.

Tack (n.): A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.

Chapel (v. t.): To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.

Tack (v. t.): 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.

Boxhaul (v. t.): To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).

Hard-tack (n.): A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of hard biscuit or sea bread.

About (adv.): To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Tack

Meaning of TACK

TACK means: Tack is slang for squalor, shabbiness, seediness. Tack is slang for cheap, inferior, in bad taste. Tack is slang for join a couple in marriage.

Meaning of Starboard Tack

Starboard Tack means: A sailboat sailing on a tack with the wind coming from starboard and the boom on the port side. If two boats under sail are approaching, the one on port tack must give way to the boat on starboard tack.

Meaning of Hammer and Tack

Hammer and Tack means: Back. Ooh! Me 'ammer and tack's playing me up again.

Meaning of On a Tack

On a Tack means: A sailboat is always on one tack or the other; that is the sail is always on one side or the other.

Meaning of TIN TACK

TIN TACK means: Tin tack is British rhyming slang for fact.Tin tack is British rhyming slang for dismissal from employment (sack).

Meaning of Come/Coming About

Come/Coming About means: Bringing the boat from one tack to the other when sailing into the wind, so that the sail is flown in the opposite side by turning through the eye of the wind; Tack

Meaning of On the wrong tack

On the wrong tack means: This was originally a nautical term for a sailing vessel which is sailing a bit too close to the wind for that particular tack.

Meaning of Tin Tack

Tin Tack means: Sack (fired). He got the tin tack the other day.

Meaning of HAMMER AND TACK

HAMMER AND TACK means: Hammer and tack is British building rhyming slang for back.

Meaning of TACK ATTACK

TACK ATTACK means: Tack attack is British slang for a bout of bad taste.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: term used to describe any of the various equipment and accessories worn by horses in the course of their use as domesticated animals. Saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits, harnesses, martingales, and breastplates are all forms of horse tack; tacking includes grooming and putting on the riding equipment.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: To shift the tacks and brace the yards, and turn the ship's head to the wind, so that she shall sail at the same angle to the wind on the other side; to go about in this way; also tack about. Hence, to make a run or course obliquely against the wind; to proceed by a series of such courses; to beat to windward: often said of the ship itself..

Meaning of Come About

Come About means: 1. To tack. 2. To change tack. 3. To maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other. 4. To position a vessel with respect to the wind after tacking. 5. To change one's attitude. To begin to see things in a different way.

Meaning of Sail

Sail means: SAIL = Sailcloth, A large piece of fabric designed to be hoisted on the spars of a sailboat in such a manner as to catch the wind and propel the boat. The specification for naval sailcloth in 1794 (the heyday of sailing ships required the material to be made of the best flax, unbleached, with a small mixture of hemp. Names of Parts of Boats' Sails Head ... upper edge (Peak to Throat). Luff ... foremost edge (Throat to Tack). Leach ... after edge (Peak to Clew). Foot ... lower edge (Clew to Tack). Roach ... curve in the foot or leach. Throat (or Knock) ... upper foremost corner (between Head and Luff). Peak ... upper after corner (between Leach and Head). Tack ... lower foremost corner (between Luff and Foot). Clew ... lower after corner (between Leach and Foot).

Meaning of Tin Tack

Tin Tack means: Sack

Meaning of TACK

TACK means: bullet

Meaning of Soft Tack

Soft Tack means: Bread.

Meaning of TICK TACK

TICK TACK means: methylamphetamine

Meaning of Tack about

Tack about means: To waste time

Meaning of Hammer And Tack

Hammer And Tack means: Back

Meaning of Tack

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.

Meaning of Tack

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.

Meaning of Stretch

Stretch means: The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail).

Meaning of Clubhaul

Clubhaul means: To put on the other tack by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails (which brings the vessel's head to the wind), and by cutting the cable as soon as she pays off on the other tack. Clubhauling is attempted only in an exigency.

Meaning of Bumkin

Bumkin means: A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.

Meaning of Tack

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.

Meaning of Tacked

Tacked means: of Tack

Meaning of Tacking

Tacking means: of Tack

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: Confidence; reliance.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: To fasten or attach.

Meaning of Tack

Tack means: A stain; a tache.

Meaning of Stay

Stay means: To change tack; as a ship.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Countersway

Countersway means: A swaying in a contrary direction; an opposing influence.

Meaning of Hard-mouthed

Hard-mouthed means: Not sensible to the bit; not easily governed; as, a hard-mouthed horse.

Meaning of Overmuch

Overmuch means: Too much.

Meaning of Psyche

Psyche means: A cheval glass.

Meaning of Sexennial

Sexennial means: Lasting six years, or happening once in six years.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of STIFFING THE STROLL

STIFFING THE STROLL means: Stiffing the stroll is Black−American slang for act of standing on the corner

Meaning of Bite me

Bite me means: "Your such a poser" "Bite Me!"

Meaning of Angelicas

Angelicas means: Young unmarried women.

Meaning of GLIMMER

GLIMMER means: Locomotive headlight

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