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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tack  \Tack\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tacking}.]  [Cf.  OD  tacken  to  touch,  take  seize,  fix,  akin 
  to  E.  take  See  {Tack}  a  small  nail.] 
  1.  To  fasten  or  attach.  ``In  hopes  of  getting  some  commendam 
  tacked  to  their  sees.''  --Swift. 
  And  tacks  the  center  to  the  sphere.  --Herbert. 
  2.  Especially,  to  attach  or  secure  in  a  slight  or  hasty 
  manner,  as  by  stitching  or  nailing;  as  to  tack  together 
  the  sheets  of  a  book;  to  tack  one  piece  of  cloth  to 
  another;  to  tack  on  a  board  or  shingle;  to  tack  one  piece 
  of  metal  to  another  by  drops  of  solder. 
  3.  In  parliamentary  usage,  to  add  (a  supplement)  to  a  bill; 
  to  append;  --  often  with  on  or  to  --Macaulay. 
  4.  (Naut.)  To  change  the  direction  of  (a  vessel)  when  sailing 
  closehauled,  by  putting  the  helm  alee  and  shifting  the 
  tacks  and  sails  so  that  she  will  proceed  to  windward 
  nearly  at  right  angles  to  her  former  course. 
  Note:  In  tacking,  a  vessel  is  brought  to  point  at  first 
  directly  to  windward,  and  then  so  that  the  wind  will 
  blow  against  the  other  side 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tacking  \Tack"ing\,  n.  (Law) 
  A  union  of  securities  given  at  different  times,  all  of  which 
  must  be  redeemed  before  an  intermediate  purchaser  can 
  interpose  his  claim.  --Bouvier. 
  Note:  The  doctrine  of  tacking  is  not  recognized  in  American 
  law.  --Kent. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  loose  temporary  stitches  [syn:  {baste},  {basting}] 
  2:  (nautical)  the  act  of  changing  tack  [syn:  {tack}] 

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