Tacksman
Tacksman Tacks"man, n.; pl. {Tacksmen}. (Scots Law) One who holds a tack or lease from another; a tenant, or lessee. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The tacksmen, who formed what may be called the ``peerage'' of the little community, must be the captains. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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