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[tak-it] /ˈtæk ɪt/
noun, British Dialect.
a nail or tack, especially a hobnail.
Origin of tacket
First recorded in 1275-1325, tacket is from the Middle English word taket. See tack1, -et
Related forms
tacketed, adjective Unabridged
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  • And forbye that, there was a wee bit mud on the floor and a tacket mark in that!

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • But it was a treat to see how patiently poor tacket bore his illness.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Not hearing very well, the sergeant cried in return: "I dinna care a tacket what it is—pit it oot!"

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
British Dictionary definitions for tacket


(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a nail, esp a hobnail
Derived Forms
tackety, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from tack1
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