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Tack vs. Thack

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  • Tack (noun)

    A small nail with a flat head.

  • Tack (noun)

    A thumbtack.

  • Tack (noun)

    A loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth.

  • Tack (noun)

    The lower corner on the leading edge of a sail relative to the direction of the wind.

  • Tack (noun)

    A course or heading that enables a sailing vessel to head upwind. See also reach, gybe.

  • Tack (noun)

    A direction or course of action, especially a new one.

  • Tack (noun)

    The maneuver by which a sailing vessel turns its bow through the wind so that the wind changes from one side to the other.

  • Tack (noun)

    The distance a sailing vessel runs between these maneuvers when working to windward; a board.

  • Tack (noun)

    A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is close-hauled; also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.

  • Tack (noun)

    Any of the various Saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits, harnesses, martingales, and breastplates are all forms of horse tack.

  • Tack (noun)

    The stickiness of a compound, related to its cohesive and adhesive properties.

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

  • Tack (noun)

    Hardtack.

  • Tack (noun)

    That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix.

  • Tack (noun)

    A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.

  • Tack (noun)

    Confidence; reliance.

  • Tack (noun)

    A stain; a tache.

  • Tack (noun)

    A peculiar flavour or taint.

  • Tack (verb)

    To nail with a tack (small nail with a flat head).

  • Tack (verb)

    To sew/stich with a tack (loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth).

  • Tack (verb)

    To maneuver a sailing vessel so that its bow turns through the wind, i.e. the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other.

  • Tack (verb)

    To add something as an extra item.

    "to tack (something) onto (something)"

  • Tack (verb)

    Often paired with "up", to place the tack on a horse.

  • Thack (verb)

    To strike; thump; thwack.

  • Thack (verb)

    To cover a roof with thack.

  • Thack (noun)

    A stroke; a thwack.

  • Thack (noun)

    the weatherproof outer layer of a roof, often thatch specifically

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  • Tack (noun)

    A stain; a tache.

  • Tack (noun)

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

  • Tack (noun)

    A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.

  • Tack (noun)

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

  • Tack (noun)

    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.

  • Tack (noun)

    A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.

  • Tack (noun)

    Confidence; reliance.

  • Tack

    To fasten or attach.

  • Tack

    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

    In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; - often with on or to; as, to tack on a non-germane appropriation to a bill.

  • Tack

    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.

  • Tack (verb)

    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.

  • Thack

    See Thatch, Thatcher.

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