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  • 1 Tack — Tack, n. [OE. tak, takke, a fastening; akin to D. tak a branch, twig, G. zacke a twig, prong, spike, Dan. takke a tack, spike; cf. also Sw. tagg prickle, point, Icel. t[=a]g a willow twig, Ir. taca a peg, nail, fastening, Gael. tacaid, Armor. &… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tack — may refer to:* Tack , a type of cut nail, used in upholstery, shoe making and saddle manufacture * Horse tack, harness and equipment to allow horse back riding * Tack (sewing) (also baste or pin ), quick, temporary stitching intended to be… …

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  • 3 Tack — ist der Name von Alfred Tack (1898–1970), deutscher Politiker (SPD) Anita Tack (* 1951), deutsche Politikerin (Die Linke) Conrad Tack (1844 1919), Unternehmer und Mitbegründer Conrad Tack u. Cie Fritz Tack (* 1942), deutscher Politiker (Die… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 Tack — Tack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tacking}.] [Cf. OD. tacken to touch, take, seize, fix, akin to E. take. See {Tack} a small nail.] 1. To fasten or attach. In hopes of getting some commendam tacked to their sees. Swift. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 tack — vt: to combine (a use, possession, or period of time) with that of another esp. in order to satisfy the statutory time period for acquiring title to or a prescriptive easement in the property of a third party successive adverse users in privity… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 tack|y — tack|y1 «TAK ee», adjective, tack|i|er, tack|i|est. very sticky or gummy; adhesive: »A tacky disk surface permits changing the abrasives (Science News Letter). ╂[< …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 tack — Ⅰ. tack [1] ► NOUN 1) a small, sharp broad headed nail. 2) N. Amer. a drawing pin. 3) a long stitch used to fasten fabrics together temporarily. 4) a course of action. 5) Sailing an act of tacking. 6) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Tack — Tack, v. i. (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 tack — [tak] n. [ME takke < MDu tacke, twig, point, akin to Ger zacke < ? IE base * dek , to tear > TAIL1] 1. a short nail or pin, with a narrow shaft that is not tapered and a relatively large, flat head 2. a) the act of fastening, esp. in a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Tack — Tack, n. [From an old or dialectal form of F. tache. See {Techy}.] 1. A stain; a tache. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. L. tactus.] A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack. [Obs. or Colloq.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 tack — [n1] course of movement aim, alteration, approach, bearing, bend, deflection, deviation, digression, direction, double, echelon, heading, line, method, oblique course, path, plan, point of sail, procedure, set, shift, siding, sidling, sweep,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 tack on — (something) to add something that is extra or does not belong. When we got the bill there was an extra 18% tacked on as a service charge. You should ask that question at the meeting and not tack it on to an e mail …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 13 Tack — Nom porté en Belgique et dans le nord de la France. Son sens est incertain : on peut le rapprocher du picard taque (= tache) ou du flamand tak (= objet pointu). D autres solutions sont éventuellement envisageables …

    Noms de famille

  • 14 tack|i|ly — «TAK uh lee», adverb. = stickily …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 tack — at·tack·a·ble; sub·tack; tack; tack·er; tack·ety; tack·ey; tack·i·fi·er; tack·i·fy; tack·i·ness; tack·led; tack·ler; tack·ling; tick·tack·toe; tongue·tack·ed; at·tack; hack·ma·tack; tack·et; tack·le; tick·tack; chit·tack; tick·tack·too;… …

    English syllables

  • 16 tack — [[t]tæ̱k[/t]] tacks, tacking, tacked 1) N COUNT A tack is a short nail with a broad, flat head, especially one that is used for fastening carpets to the floor. → See also thumbtack get down to brass tacks → see brass 2) VERB If you tack something …

    English dictionary

  • 17 tack — I. /tæk / (say tak) noun 1. a short, sharp pointed nail or pin, usually with a flat and comparatively large head. 2. a stitch, especially a long stitch used in fastening seams, etc., preparatory to a more thorough sewing. 3. a fastening,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 tack — tack1 tacker, n. tackless, adj. /tak/, n. 1. a short, sharp pointed nail, usually with a flat, broad head. 2. Naut. a. a rope for extending the lower forward corner of a course. b. the lower forward corner of a course or fore and aft sail. See… …

    Universalium

  • 19 tack — I n. short nail 1) a carpet; thumb (AE; BE has drawing pin) tack direction of a sailing ship 2) the port; starboard tack course of action direction 3) to change tack 4) (misc.) to go off on the wrong tack II v. (d; tr.) ( to attach ) to tack onto …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 tack — {{11}}tack (n.1) clasp, hook, fastener, also a nail of some kind, late 13c., from O.N.Fr. taque nail, pin, peg, probably from a Germanic source (Cf. M.Du. tacke twig, spike, Low Ger. takk tine, pointed thing, Ger. Zacken sharp point, tooth, prong …

    Etymology dictionary


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