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Synonyms for tack

Synonyms for tack

a method used in dealing with something

an often sudden change or departure, as in a trend

Synonyms for tack

the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

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a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

(nautical) the act of changing tack

sailing a zigzag course

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turn into the wind

sew together loosely, with large stitches

fix to

reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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Three different ways to fix the epiretinal implantation were tested: attached to the host retina after gas-liquid exchange, tamponaded by hydrogel, and fixed by retinal tacks. The results of the present study showed that the scaffold could be adhered to a specific site on retina during the surgery by all three methods (Figure 3).
When the team arrived on Sunday morning at around 6.45am, one of the children spotted the tacks and asked what they were.
String up the tinsel backdrop at one end of the hall, using either gaffer's tape (which shouldn't remove paint!), pushpins or small tacks.
He said he sustained the injury after riding through tacks on the road at Caerleon, near Newport.
He said he sustained the leg injury after riding through tacks on the road at Caerleon, near Newport.
A chronicle of the first clinical experience with US-based medical device maker Intact Vascular, Inc.'s Tack Endovascular System in lower extremity post-angioplasty dissection with supporting preclinical data has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions, the company said on Wednesday.
Upholsterer Bance, 59, left tacks used in his job outside three police stations and sent an envelope containing white powder to an officer he blamed for his penalty for being disorderly.
Grosset admitted yesterday he joked at a dinner about spreading tacks but said: "I did not do this."
Illumitacks Game Recovery and Safety System LED Tacks (www.elusivewildlife.com; 800-780-6861) aid archers involved in blood trailing and tracking duties.
MINDLESS vandals are sabotaging a popular cycling route with razor-sharp carpet tacks.
The Tacks said the city promised them that they wouldn't be able to see the sewer plant from their home, nor would it smell, according to the lawsuit.
In this problem, individuals are presented with three objects on a table placed next to a cardboard wall: a candle, a pack of matches and a box of tacks. The task is to attach the candle to the wall so that the candle burns properly and does not drip wax on the table or the floor.
WALL TACKS are great for apartments, dorms or for anyone who likes to decorate.