When a sailboat switches back and forth, alternating which side of the boat is facing the wind. Tacking allows a boat to make progress in whichever direction the skipper wishes to go.
The catamaran tacked toward the sunset.
by zanny May 26, 2004
When one makes up a story to receive sympathy or attention.
Bro stop tacking right now.
by Blockle August 08, 2011