Definitions For Tack


  • Sailing a zigzag course
  • (nautical) the act of changing tack
  • (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  • Gear for a horse
  • A short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  • The heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails


  • Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  • Fix to; attach
  • Sew together loosely, with large stitches
  • Fasten with tacks
  • Create by putting components or members together
  • Turn into the wind
  • To fasten or attach (something) with tacks
  • To add on or attach (something) in a quick or careless way
  • To turn a ship or boat so that the wind is coming at it from the opposite side

Is Tack a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Tack is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tack in a Sentence

  • She tacked a poster on the wall.
  • A message was tacked to the board.
  • We had to tack repeatedly as we sailed toward the harbor.

Synonyms for Tack

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