from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. loose temporary stitches in dressmaking etc
  • n. the act of changing tack
  • n. A union of securities given at different times, all of which must be redeemed before an intermediate purchaser can interpose a claim.
  • v. Present participle of tack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A union of securities given at different times, all of which must be redeemed before an intermediate purchaser can interpose his claim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as barring, 2.
  • n. In English law, the right of a third or subsequent mortgagee, who advances money without notice of a second mortgage, and pays off the first, to enforce his claim for the amount of both the mortgages to the exclusion of the mortgage of which he had no notice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
  • n. (nautical) the act of changing tack


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • So I’ve not been reticent in tacking it in the past – just I find Adam’s ego gets enough stroking and I don’t want to add to that as he seems to like publicity, good or bad.

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  • Senate Republicans, who fear that the lines produced by a commission would make it harder for them to sustain their slender majority in coming years, are plowing ahead with their own maps, floating the idea of tacking on a 63rd seat in Republican-friendly territory.

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  • Ms. Prada pans the idea of tacking art onto her fashion—there will be no Prada products in collaboration with an artist, she says.

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  • What I'm pretty sure of is that the Clinton-era strategy (which I would describe as tacking to the right, esp. on economic issues, while providing enough liberal push on social issues to satisfy the coalition of disparate non-labor interest groups, can result in enough of a turnout among those groups while "stealing" enough of the "center" to win) has been thoroughly exploited by the GOP in the last few election cycles.

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  • As much as anything, they get you spread out that you got to be perfect in tacking.

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  • She is poorly off for hands, and has never fairly grasped the notion of tacking on other limbs to the limbs of her own body and so, being short-lived to boot, she remains from century to century to human eyes in statu quo.

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  • Dorgan (D-N. D.) broached the idea of tacking his drug reimportation amendment to the food bill.


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  • In turn, skeptical regulators are slowly warming to the idea of tacking charges on customer bills to fund the initiatives, says Fred Butler, head of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

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