adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
Origin of taut
Examples from the Web for tauter
I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Every step it became tauter and tauter, until at last you might have played a tune upon it.Follow My leader|Talbot Baines Reed
Stays and braces grew tauter and tauter, studden sail-booms cracked, and the topgallant masts bent like willow wands.Marmaduke Merry|William H. G. Kingston
The rope was clearly getting “tauter”; discipline was gradually assuming its sway, the circles around me smaller and smaller.Eighteen Months' Imprisonment|Donald Shaw
Carl's own nerves grew tauter and tauter as he saw the manager's restless foot and the mechanic's tension.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for tauter
Word Origin for taut
Word Origin and History for tauter
early 14c., tohte, possibly from tog-, past participle stem of Old English teon "to pull, drag," from Proto-Germanic *tugn, from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (see duke (n.)).