Tack may refer to:

  • A type of cut nail, used in upholstery, shoe making and saddle manufacture
  • Horse tack, harness and equipment to allow horse-back riding
  • Tack (sewing) (also baste or pin), quick, temporary stitching intended to be removed
  • Hardtack, a hard cracker or biscuit used for food on sea voyages and during the American Civil War
  • Thumbtack or drawing pin, a short nail or pin easily placed and removed by hand
  • Augustus Vincent Tack (1870-1949), American painter
  • In sailing:
    • A tack as a part of the tacking maneuver; in which a sailing boat turns its bow through the wind
    • Tack (sailing), the lower corner of a sail's leading edge
    • Tack (square sail), a type of rigging unique to square sails
  • Scottish lease, as held by a tacksman.
  • Blu Tack, a reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive used for attaching paper items to walls
  • Tack weld, a specific short and often temporary type of weld.

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Other articles related to "tack, tacks":

Sailing In Anguilla - Regattas
... (The name derives from the motion required to tack a tiller boat, which is to push the tiller "hard to leeward") ... In the event that two boats on opposite tacks are on a collision course, one or both of the captains may elect to call "hard lee" to the other ... When this call is made, both boats must tack regardless of whether it is advantageous or not ...
Shadow Roll
... Horse tack and other equine equipment Saddles, component parts and accessories Saddles Western saddle English saddle Australian Stock Saddle Sidesaddle Pack saddle Component parts and ...
Saddle Seat - Tack
... The saddle seat horse traditionally wears a double bridle (full bridle), with both a curb bit and a bradoon ... A pelham bit is also legal for pleasure classes, though not common ...
Stolen Horse International - Activities - Stolen Tack and Trailers
... Stolen Horse International also aid owners in finding stolen equipment including tack and trailers ... Tack is typically difficult to track, especially if not engraved with some identification number ... Stolen tack is typically resold at auction (including online auctions such as E-Bay), feed and tack stores, or at pawn shops ...

Famous quotes containing the word tack:

    For hours, in fall days, I watched the ducks cunningly tack and veer and hold the middle of the pond, far from the sportsman;... but what beside safety they got by sailing in the middle of Walden I do not know, unless they love its water for the same reason that I do.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)