Words Like TACK
We have put together a list of words that are similar to TACK.
48 Alternative Words Similar to tack
8 examples of tack
a musty tack
the starboard tack, or port tack
to take a different tack; -- often used metaphorically
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.
to tack on a non-germane appropriation to a bill
The boat tacked
They set up a committee
He tacked together some verses
10 definitions of tack
A peculiar flavor or taint.
A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.
That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.
A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
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).
The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; ; -- 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.
A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.