tacking

Definitions of tacking
  1. noun
    a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    synonyms: baste, basting, basting stitch
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    type of:
    embroidery stitch, sewing stitch
    a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
  2. noun
    (nautical) the act of changing tack
    synonyms: tack
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    type of:
    change of course
    a change in the direction that you are moving
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