(noun, verb)


1. the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

Definition categories: location, aim, bearing, heading

2. a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

Definition categories: man–made, nail

3. gear for a horse

Similar word(s): saddlery

Definition categories: man–made, appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia

4. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

Similar word(s): mainsheet, sheet, shroud

Definition categories: man–made, line

5. (nautical) the act of changing tack

Similar word(s): tacking

Definition categories: act

6. sailing a zigzag course

Definition categories: act, sailing

Sentences with tack as a noun:

- The laminate adhesive has very aggressive tack and is hard to move once in place.


1. fasten with tacks

- tack the notice on the board

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. turn into the wind

- The sailors decided to tack the boat

- The boat tacked

Definition categories: motion, sail

3. create by putting components or members together

- He tacked together some verses

Similar word(s): assemble, piece

Definition categories: creation, join, create, make

4. sew together loosely, with large stitches

Similar word(s): baste

Definition categories: contact, sew, stitch

5. fix to; attach

Similar word(s): append

Definition categories: contact, attach

6. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Similar word(s): alternate, flip, interchange, switch

Definition categories: change, reverse, turn

Sentences with tack as a verb:

- to tack (something) onto (something)