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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Taut  \Taut\,  a.  [Dan.  t[ae]t;  akin  to  E.  tight.  See  {Tight}.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  Tight;  stretched;  not  slack;  --  said  esp.  of  a 
  rope  that  is  tightly  strained. 
  2.  Snug;  close  firm;  secure. 
  {Taut  hand}  (Naut.),  a  sailor's  term  for  an  officer  who  is 
  severe  in  discipline. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  pulled  or  drawn  tight;  "taut  sails";  "a  tight  drumhead";  "a 
  tight  rope"  [syn:  {tight}] 
  2:  subjected  to  great  tension;  stretched  tight;  "the  skin  of 
  his  face  looked  drawn  and  tight";  "her  nerves  were  taut  as 
  the  strings  of  a  bow"  [syn:  {drawn}] 

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