What is another word for tacking?

Pronunciation: [tˈakɪŋ] (IPA)

As a verb, "tacking" is commonly associated with sailing and refers to a technique of changing direction by turning the bow of a boat through the wind. However, there are various synonyms that can be used in different contexts. These include zigzagging, veering, altering course, changing direction, switching, shifting, turning, and pivoting. In a business context, "tacking" could also refer to the act of adjusting strategies to adapt to changing circumstances, which could be expressed with terms such as shifting focus, repositioning, or pivoting. Regardless of the context, using synonyms for "tacking" can help add variety and clarity to a written or spoken communication.

What are the hypernyms for Tacking?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Tacking?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Tacking

While the schooner was tacking for a favorable berth in the drift off Kanga, the launch was lowered, and we sought to interview the Eskimos of Itiblu.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Don't you see, dearest child, we are both tacking the same way on life's ocean.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann
I simply use old boards a foot wide, tacking them together with wire nails, as it is only a temporary arrangement.
"Natural and Artificial Duck Culture"
James Rankin

Famous quotes with Tacking

  • When they’d gone the old man turned around to watch the sun’s slow descent. The Boat of Millions of Years, he thought; the boat of the dying sungod Ra, tacking down the western sky to the source of the dark river that runs through the underworld from west to east, through the twelve hours of the night, at the far eastern end of which the boat will tomorrow reappear, bearing a once again youthful, newly reignited sun. Or, he thought bitterly, removed from us by a distance the universe shouldn’t even be able to encompass, it’s a vast motionless globe of burning gas, around which this little ball of a planet rolls like a pellet of dung propelled by a kephera beetle. Take your pick, he told himself as he started slowly down the hill...But be willing to die for your choice.
    Tim Powers

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