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Meaning of tack

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of
           its sails
      2: a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
      3: gear for a horse [syn: {stable gear}, {saddlery}, {tack}]
      4: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at
         which a sail is set in relation to the wind [syn: {sheet},
         {tack}, {mainsheet}, {weather sheet}, {shroud}]
      5: (nautical) the act of changing tack [syn: {tack}, {tacking}]
      6: sailing a zigzag course
      v 1: fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
      2: turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat";
         "The boat tacked" [syn: {tack}, {wear round}]
      3: create by putting components or members together; "She pieced
         a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a
         committee" [syn: {assemble}, {piece}, {put together}, {set
         up}, {tack}, {tack together}] [ant: {break apart}, {break
         up}, {disassemble}, {dismantle}, {take apart}]
      4: sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
         [syn: {baste}, {tack}]
      5: fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace" [syn:
         {append}, {tag on}, {tack on}, {tack}, {hang on}]
      6: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn:
         {interchange}, {tack}, {switch}, {alternate}, {flip}, {flip-

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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