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English definition of “tack”

tack

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (BOAT)    /tæk/
(of a boat) to turn so that it is at an angle to the direction of the wind and receives the wind on its sailsSailing and boatingMovement on or through water tacking     /ˈtæk.ɪŋ/ noun [U] Knitting and sewing
(Definition of tack verb (BOAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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