Definition of “tack” - English Dictionary

“tack” in British English

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tacknoun

uk /tæk/ us /tæk/

tackverb

uk /tæk/ us /tæk/

tack verb (SEW)

[ I or T ] also mainly US baste to sew with a long, loose stitch that holds two pieces of material together temporarily, before they are sewn together in a more tidy or permanent way

tacking
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtæk.ɪŋ/ us /ˈtæk.ɪŋ/

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “tack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tack” in American English

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tacknoun [ C ]

us /tæk/

tack noun [ C ] (NAIL)

a short, sharp nail with a wide, flat end, or a thumbtack

tack noun [ C ] (WAY OF DEALING)

one of several possible ways of dealing with something:

When this tack didn’t work, I tried another.

to fasten something with tacks:

We tacked up a few decorations for the party.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “tack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)