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Noun: tacking  ta-king
  1. A loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    - baste, basting, basting stitch
  2. (nautical) the act of changing tack
    - tack
  3. Sailing a zigzag course
Verb: tack  tak
  1. Fasten with tacks
    "tack the notice on the board"
  2. (boat) turn into the wind
    "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked";
    - wear round
  3. Create by putting components or members together
    "He tacked together some verses";
    - assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack together
  4. Sew together loosely, with large stitches
    "tack a hem";
    - baste
  5. Fix to; attach
    - append, tag on, tack on, hang on
  6. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    - interchange, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop

Derived forms: tackings

Type of: attach, change by reversal, change of course, create, embroidery stitch, fasten, fix, join, make, reverse, run up, sail, sailing, secure, sew, sew together, sewing stitch, stitch, stitch up, turn

Encyclopedia: Tacking