Definitions For Tacking


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


  • 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 Tacking 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 Tacking is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tacking 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 Tacking

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