Definition - tack

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  1. sailing a zigzag course
  2. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  3. (nautical) the act of changing tack
  4. fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
  5. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  6. sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"
  7. gear for a horse
  8. fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
  9. a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  10. create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
  11. the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  12. turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"

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