Synonyms of tack


1. tack, bearing, heading, aim

usage: the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

2. tack, nail

usage: a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

3. stable gear, saddlery, tack, gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance

usage: gear for a horse

4. sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud, line

usage: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

5. tack, tacking, change of course

usage: (nautical) the act of changing tack

6. tack, sailing

usage: sailing a zigzag course


1. tack, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"

2. tack, wear round, sail

usage: turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"

3. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together, join, bring together, make, create

usage: create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"

4. baste, tack, sew, run up, sew together, stitch

usage: sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem"

5. append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on, attach

usage: fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"

6. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop, change by reversal, turn, reverse

usage: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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Definition and meaning of tack (Dictionary)