Definition of tacking:
fastening (part of speech: verb)
- sewing (part of speech: verb)
Mark watched its progress, amused at the extraordinary amount of trouble it was giving itself, until one tack was brought to a sharp conclusion by a lamp- post to which the figure clung long enough to be recognized as that of the Reverend George Edward Mousley, who had been tacking like this to make the harbour of the Mission House.- "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
- "The Boy Scout Fire Fighters", Irving Crump.
- "The Light of Scarthey", Egerton Castle.