tack

1
[ tak ]
/ tæk /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. tacitean,
  2. tacitly,
  3. taciturn,
  4. taciturnity,
  5. tacitus,
  6. tack claw,
  7. tack hammer,
  8. tack rag,
  9. tack room,
  10. tack welding

Idioms

    on the wrong tack, under a misapprehension; in error; astray: His line of questioning began on the wrong tack.

Origin of tack

1
1300–50; (noun) Middle English tak buckle, clasp, nail (later, tack); cognate with German Zacke prong, Dutch tak twig; (v.) Middle English tacken to attach, derivative of the noun; see tache, attach

SYNONYMS FOR tack
Related formstack·er, nountack·less, adjective

Can be confusedtack tact track tracttacks tax

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British Dictionary definitions for tacker

tacker

/ (ˈtækə) /

noun

a person or thing that tacks
Australian slang a young person; child

tack

1
/ (tæk) /

noun

verb

Derived Formstackless, adjective

Word Origin for tack

C14 tak fastening, nail; related to Middle Low German tacke pointed instrument

tack

2
/ (tæk) /

noun

informal food, esp when regarded as inferior or distastefulSee also hardtack

Word Origin for tack

C19: of unknown origin

tack

3
/ (tæk) /

noun

  1. riding harness for horses, such as saddles, bridles, etc
  2. (as modifier)the tack room

Word Origin for tack

C20: shortened from tackle

tack

4
/ (tæk) /

noun Scot

a lease
an area of land held on a lease

Word Origin for tack

C15: from tak a Scots word for take

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Word Origin and History for tacker
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Idioms and Phrases with tacker

tack

see get down to brass tacks; on the right tack; sharp as a tack.

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