|tacking||thrumb a sail||topman||trip|
|tackle||thwart||topmast||trim the ballast|
|taken aback||tier of the cable||touchhole||trunnel|
|taking in||tierce||touching at||trunnion|
|tar||to leeward||trade winds||trysail|
A ship is said to be on the starboard or larboard tack, when she is close-hauled, with the wind upon the starboard or larboard side; and in this sense the distance which the sails in that position is considered as the length of the tack; although this is more frequently called a board.
Tack is also applied, by analogy, to that part of any sail to which the tack is usually fastened.
See table at puncheon.