from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The tacks of the fore-course or foresail.


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  • "raise tacks and sheets!" and the fore-tacks and main sheets were cast off; while the weather crossjack braces and the lee main braces were belayed, ready to be let go at a moment's notice, and the opposite braces hauled taut.

    The Wreck of the Nancy Bell Cast Away on Kerguelen Land


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