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tauted

[ tah-tid ]
/ ˈtɑ tɪd /
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adjective Scot.
(especially of wood or hair) tangled or matted together.
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Origin of tauted

1775–85; taut (variant of dial. tate small tuft of wool, hair, or grass) + -ed3
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How to use tauted in a sentence

  • And not a second too soon, for, as he set his feet on the iron bottom, the cable tauted and the bucket started upward.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune|Howard R. Garis
  • The tow-line tauted as the mules leaned forward in their collars, and once more the Bluebird was under way.

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