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tack

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Noun tack has 6 senses
  1. tack - the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
    --1 is a kind of
    bearing, heading, aim
    Derived form: verb tack2
  2. tack - a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
    --2 is a kind of
    nail
    --2 has particulars: carpet tack; thumbtack, drawing pin, pushpin; tintack
    Derived form: verb tack1
  3. stable gear, saddlery, tack - gear for a horse
    --3 is a kind of gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
    --3 has particulars:
     bit; caparison, trapping, trappings, housing, housings; cinch, girth; hame; harness; headgear; martingale; saddle blanket, saddlecloth, horse blanket; yoke
  4. 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
    --4 is a kind of line
    --4 is a part of ship
    --4 has particulars: futtock shroud
    Derived form: verb tack2
  5. tack, tacking - (nautical) the act of changing tack
    --5 is a kind of change of course
    Derived form: verb tack6
  6. tack - sailing a zigzag course
    --6 is a kind of
    sailing
Verb tack has 6 senses
  1. tack - fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
    --1 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Derived forms: noun tack2, noun tacker3, noun tacker1, noun tacker2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. tack, wear round - turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
    --2 is one way to sail
    Derived forms: noun tack4, noun tack1, noun tacking2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  3. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together - make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
    --3 is a kind of join, bring together; make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. baste, tack - sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
    --4 is one way to sew, run up, sew together, stitch
    Derived form: noun tacker2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  5. append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
    --5 is one way to attach
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  6. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    --6 is one way to change by reversal, turn, reverse
    Derived form: noun tack5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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