There are 2 translations of tack in Spanish:

tack1

Pronunciation: /tæk/

n

  • 2 c 2.1 [Naut] bordada (f) to be on the port/starboard tack ceñir* por babor/estribor 2.2 (direction) to change tack cambiar de enfoque or táctica or política to try a different tack probar* a enfocar las cosas de otra manera she was off on the wrong tack iba mal encaminada
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    • Royal Caribbean has recognized that it is heading for this iceberg, and its captains have ordered a sharp tack.
    • As I approach my first tack, I pull in the main sail.
    • As the pair battled to the finish, Ian immediately tacked off to gain clear wind, but Jonathan timed his next tack well and came back to cover Ian across the line and win the event by half a boat length.
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    • There was indeed a ship headed in the direction of Dolphin which was still on her southeasterly tack while Indefatigable was now headed northwest.
    • On the water, a yacht on starboard tack has undisputed right-of-way in any confrontation.
    • They steer onto a port tack and begin to sail.
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    • Terrified of turning the boat into a land-yacht, I minced around in the middle of the navigation in uselessly short tacks that took us no appreciable distance against the wind.
    • On the long beat back to Henholme, Fiscal Folly crossed the lake to the west shore, while F for Joy set a course down the east, with the rest of the fleet on shorter tacks in the centre of the lake.
    • On the short windward leg to the finish, Pilgrim drew alongside Naiad, but was then forced to put in a short tack while Naiad was able to hold her line and clinch a deserved second place and victory in the Classic fleet.
  • 4 u [Equ] arreos (mpl), aperos (mpl) (AmL) (before n) tack roomcuarto o cobertizo donde se guardan los arreos

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adj
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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of tack in Spanish:

tack2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (nail) [carpet] clavar con tachuelas 1.2 (pin, fasten) clavar con tachuelas ( or chinchetas etc)
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    • Rigid foam board insulation is tacked onto the exterior sheathing, fortifying the thermal shield.
    • Just tack them to the back of the frame, or glue on with a hot glue gun.
    • Push the panel into the glued surface and use a level to make certain it is plumb before you tack it into position and glue it down permanently.
  • 2 (stitch) (BrE) hilvanar
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    • Fringe two same-sized strips, then stack, tack them together and use as one piece.
    • The seams should be tacked down to avoid chafing.
    • If you think it may get sloppy and peek out you can easily tack it to the shirt body on the front and bottom facing seam lines or into the ribbing seam if ribbing is left at the bottom.

vi

  • [Naut] dar* bordadas; (change course once) virar
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    • She was tacking to come around on Indefatigable's starboard side.
    • We sight Northern Caye, our anchorage for the night, on the horizon and tack to starboard.
    • He spotted it, and they quickly tacked over west.
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    • Watching his handpicked crew in action, expertly tacking the boat, it's hard to believe Team Adventure will stand a chance against his well-funded campaign.
    • After another half hour, the wind shifts, and the guys on deck need to tack the boat.
    • This is a good arrangement for some sailors, but tacking the Genoa will require going forward to pull the sail through the slot or furling the Genoa and unfurling it on the new tack.
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    • She points to the left side of the bay, where a small sailing boat is tacking past the tumble of fallen cliff.
    • I had a mental picture of the surface with the sun shining, and sailing boats tacking to and fro.
    • There she tacked east to west in the lee of the island, and reported winds gusting to 60 knots from the west-northwest, and large to moderate seas.

Phrasal verbs

tack on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.