What does "Tack" mean?

Today it means: Bottom leading corner of a sail or to bring a vessel through the wind.

There are two nautical meanings for the word tack> One is the name given to the lower corner of a fore and aft sail and the other is to turn the bows of the boat trough the wind so that it blows from the opposite side.

See also: Clew  and: Head 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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