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tacks, plural;
  1. Put tack on (a horse)
    • - he was cooperative about being tacked up and groomed
  1. Equipment used in horseback riding, including the saddle and bridle

  1. fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
  2. the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  3. a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  4. turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
  5. assemble: create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
  6. stable gear: gear for a horse
  7. In sailing the parts of a sail have common terminology for each corner and edge of the sail.
  8. Tack is a term used in sailing that has different meanings in different contexts, variously a part of a sail, and an alignment with the wind. When using the latter sense, the maneuver of turning between starboard and port tack is either tacking or jibing.
  9. In sewing, to tack or baste is to make quick, temporary stitching intended to be removed. Tacking is used in a variety of ways: * To temporarily hold a seam or trim in place until it can be permanently sewn, usually with a long running stitch made by hand or machine called a tacking stitch or ...
  10. The tack of a square-rigged sail is a line attached to its lower corner. This is in contrast to the more common fore-and-aft sail, whose tack is a part of the sail itself, the corner which is (possibly semi-permanently) secured to the vessel.
  11. (Tacking (law)) Tacking is a technical legal concept arising under the common law relating to competing priorities between two or more security interests arising over the same asset. The concept is best illustrated by way of example. ...
  12. (Tacking (sailing)) Tacking or coming about is a sailing maneuver by which a sailing vessel (which is sailing into the wind) turns its bow through the wind so that the direction from which the wind blows changes from one side to the other. ...
  13. A small nail with a flat head; A small, sharp, nail-like object used especially to affix thin items to thicker ones, but not heavily used in carpentry; A loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth; The lower corner on the leading edge of a sail relative to the direction of the wind ...
  14. (Tacked) (takt) v. past participle, (also:  tact, taxed), Drunk or high.  “That boy who never comes to class is always tacked.”  [Etym., drug sub-culture]
  15. (Tacking) Changing direction by turning into the wind.
  16. (tacking) Adding or combining successive periods of continuous occupation of real property by adverse possessors. This concept enables someone who has not been in possession for the entire statutory period to establish a claim of adverse possession.
  17. (Tacking) Adding on to a certain period of time.
  18. (Tacking) The process whereby an individual who is in ADVERSE POSSESSION of real property adds his or her period of possession to that of a prior adverse possessor.
  19. (Tacking) (1) Annexing a lien to one superior to it in order to gain the priority of the superior lien and defeat an intermediate lien. Generally not allowed. (2) Annexing periods of possession to add up to enough time for successful adverse possession. ...
  20. (Tacking) A process of stretching leather at certain stages in the manufacture by tacking it on a frame or board. ...
  21. (Tacking) Attaching a panel provisionally by placing a few spots of weld along its outline; final spot or seam welding is carried out only afterwards
  22. (Tacking) Can be a “mini” breast lift, Benelli lift, or circumareolar breast lift. The procedure involves removing 2-3 cm of skin usually around the nipple-areola area. It is frequently used with a breast implant, saline or silicone.
  23. (Tacking) Nailing two pieces of wood together in a fashion where they can be removed later.
  24. (Tacking) Sailing a ship against the wind. Doing something that is hard and necessary to navigate towards a goal.
  25. (Tacking) Several stitches placed on or nearly on top of each other, used to reinforce a part of a garment that takes extra stress, such as the upper corners of a pocket, or a belt loop.