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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.
by zanny May 26, 2004
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Driving a car excessively fast, usually on a country road.
I was tacking down Sherwood Road just before I got pulled over by a cop. Can you believe they searched my car?
by mikwat May 16, 2004
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