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tack in Horses topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtacktack1 /tΓ¦k/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 nail [countable]D a small nail with a sharp point and a flat top2 pin [countable] American EnglishD a short pin with a large round flat top, for attaching notices to boards, walls etc syn thumbtack, drawing pin British English3 way of doing somethingDIFFERENT [countable, uncountable] the way you deal with a particular situation or a method that you use to achieve something πŸ”Š If that doesn’t work, we’ll try a different tack. πŸ”Š Rudy changed tack, his tone suddenly becoming friendly.4 shipTTW a) [countable, uncountable] the direction that a sailing boat moves, depending on the direction of the wind and the position of its sails b) [countable] the action of changing the direction of a sailing boat, or the distance it travels between these changes πŸ”Š a long tack into the bay5 horses [uncountable] technicalDSH the equipment you need for riding a horse, such as a saddle etc6 sewing [countable]DLH a long loose stitch used for fastening pieces of cloth together before sewing them7 ugly objects [uncountable] British EnglishCHEAP ugly cheap objects sold as decorations πŸ”Š souvenir shops full of tack
Examples from the Corpus
tackβ€’ The horse was immaculate, mane braided, tack buffed to perfection.β€’ Bristle brushes, tacks, and candles got similar treatment.β€’ Last year, Krenning decided to try a new tack.β€’ Once on the new side, the rig should be thrown well forwards to complete the turn on to the new tack.β€’ Johnnie found the tacks in the bottom drawer and, whirling on her heels, marched out of the kitchen.β€’ She wasn't on the wooden horse or in the yard or in the tack room.changed tackβ€’ Instead, the firm changed tack.β€’ Then he changed tack and asked us if we had any problems with his friends.β€’ Then it changed tack, slewing around slightly.β€’ Nigel changed tack and his tone became more accommodating.β€’ Eudo had replied through swollen, bloody lips that he knew nothing, so the questioners changed tack.β€’ Although the record initially had the band's approval, they soon changed tack when the implications were realised.β€’ In the second half, he suddenly changed tack.