verb (used with or without object)

to sew or reinforce with bar tack.

Origin of bar-tack

First recorded in 1950–55

bar tack


a close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth, as in an article of clothing, in order to reinforce it at a point of concentrated strain.

Origin of bar tack

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019