- 1 1.1 (nail) tachuela (feminine) to get down to brass tacks [colloquial/familiar] ir* al granoMore example sentences1.2
(thumbtack)(American English/inglés norteamericano) tachuela (feminine), chincheta (feminine) (Spain/España) , chinche (feminine) (Central America/América Central) (Mexico/México) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , chinche (masculine) (Andes)
- In the house, the canisters are good for storing tacks, nails, and small screws.
- These make great places to store nails, screws, nut, bolts, washers, tacks, and staples.
- The tack hammers are very small but the actual tacks themselves are very sharp.
- 2 2.1 [Nautical/Náutica] bordada (feminine) 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 encaminadaMore example sentences
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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.
- 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 (stitch) (British English/inglés británico) hilvanar