What does tacking mean?

Definitions for tacking

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baste, basting, basting stitch, tacking(noun)

    a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together

  2. tack, tacking(noun)

    (nautical) the act of changing tack


  1. tacking(Noun)

    loose temporary stitches in dressmaking etc

  2. tacking(Noun)

    the act of changing tack

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tacking

    of Tack

  2. Tacking(noun)

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Shields:

    What I want to know is, are we tacking crime effectively? i want us to get into this space where we don't arrest juveniles. I do not want us locking up young black males.

  2. Doug Gross:

    He's certainly tacking right to try to secure the hard-right base that he thinks will propel him to victory in the Iowa caucuses, he may be short-term in his thinking here.

  3. Chad Wolf:

    Tacking that responsibility onto a TSA officer in addition to all the screening duties, all the duties they have to do at the checkpoint beyond that, I think is a recipe for disaster.

  4. Jared Bernstein:

    One thing that you have to watch for is people just tacking the words poverty and inequality onto a pre-existing agenda that has very little to do with addressing those problems, for the most part, I hear lots of the same trickle-down economics that helped to get us into this mess in the first place.

Images & Illustrations of tacking

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