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Tack

Definition of tack:

part of speech: noun

A short, sharp nail, with a broad head: the course of a ship in reference to the position of her sails: a lease.

part of speech: noun

A small broad- headed nail; a rope for holding down the lower corner of certain sails; the corner of the sail so held down; direction of a ship in regard to the trim, or position, of her sails; a change in a ship's direction; hence, any course or method of action.

part of speech: verb

To change the course or tack of a ship by shifting the position of the sails.

part of speech: verb

To attach or fasten, esp. in a slight manner, as by tacks.

part of speech: verb

To fasten by tacks; attach slightly; attach.

part of speech: verb

To change a ship's course by changing the position of the sails.

part of speech: verb

To fasten with small nails; as, fasten slightly; attach; to change the course of ( a vessel) by using the helm and shifting the sails.

part of speech: verb

To change the course of a vessel by shifting the position of her sails.

part of speech: noun

A small nail; course of a ship in reference to the position of her sails.

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