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Tack may refer to:


Implements, and creative or constructive tasks and materials[edit]

  • Tack (sewing) (also baste or pin), quick, temporary stitching intended to be removed
  • Blu Tack, a reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive used for attaching paper items to walls
  • Horse tack, equipment used to allow riding or driving of horses and some other riding animals
  • Thumbtack or drawing pin, a short nail or pin easily placed and removed by hand
  • Shoe tack, a type of cut nail, used in upholstery, shoe making and saddle manufacture
  • Tack weld, a specific short and often temporary type of weld


  • A tack as a part of the tacking maneuver; in which a sailing boat turns its bow through the wind
  • Tack (sailing), the lower corner of a sail's leading edge
  • Tack (square sail), a type of rigging unique to square sails

Other uses[edit]

  • Hardtack, a hard cracker or biscuit used for food on sea voyages and by soldiers during the American Civil War.
  • Scottish lease, as held by a tacksman
  • Tack, another name for stickiness in chemistry
  • The Tack, a parliamentary maneuver supported by Tackers in 1704
  • TACK, a proposed archaeal supergroup, presumably a sister taxon of hypothetical Asgard taxon within the proteoarchaeota kingdom.
  • Any of the four symbols

See also[edit]