Definitions for tacker

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a short, sharp-pointed nail, usu. with a broad, flat head.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a course of action, esp. one differing from some preceding or other course:

    took the wrong tack.

  3. the heading of a sailing vessel, when sailing close-hauled, with reference to the wind direction. a course run obliquely against the wind. one of the series of straight runs that make up the zigzag course of a ship proceeding to windward.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. the lower forward corner of a course or fore-and-aft sail. a rope for extending this.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  5. one of the movements of a zigzag course on land.

  6. a stitch, esp. a long stitch used in fastening seams, preparatory to a more thorough sewing.

  7. a fastening, esp. of a slight or temporary kind.

  8. stickiness, as of nearly dry paint or glue.

    Category: Building Trades

  9. the gear used in equipping a horse.

  10. (v.t.)to fasten with tacks.

    Category: Building Trades

  11. to secure by some slight or temporary fastening.

  12. to join together.

  13. to attach as something supplementary; append (often fol. by on).

  14. to change the course of (a sailing vessel) to the opposite tack. to navigate (a sailing vessel) by a series of tacks.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  15. to put a saddle, bridle, etc., on (a horse).

  16. (v.i.)to tack a sailing vessel. (of a sailing vessel) to change course in this way.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  17. to take or follow a zigzag course or route.

  18. to change one's course of action, ideas, etc.

  19. to put a saddle, bridle, etc., on a horse (usu. fol. by up).

Origin of tack:

1350–1400; ME tak buckle, clasp, nail, akin to MD tacke, tac twig, MHG zacke point, peak



  1. food; fare.

Origin of tack:

1740–50; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tacker(noun)

    a worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)

  2. baster, tacker(noun)

    a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches

  3. staple gun, staplegun, tacker(noun)

    a hand-held machine for driving staples home


  1. tacker(Noun)

    A person who, or device that tacks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tacker(noun)

    one who tacks

Anagrams of tacker

  1. racket


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