He stopped to tack up a trail of rosebush which had pulled loose from the trellis there.
After their dinner had been bought, eaten, and the dishes cleared away, David began to tack up prints.
They hadn't much baggage, but they carried a tin sign that they proceeded to tack up over a store on Adams Street.
When assured that we were quite ready to run the risk, he went out with beaming face to tack up his notices.
I just thought I'd rather die than tack up the notice that we were going to shut down and turn off those poor folks and all.
Now, suppose you're going to tack up the first card—the one on the top of the pile.
"clasp, hook, fastener," also "a nail of some kind," late 13c., from Old North French taque "nail, pin, peg," probably from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch tacke "twig, spike," Low German takk "tine, pointed thing," German Zacken "sharp point, tooth, prong"); perhaps related to tail. Meaning "small, sharp nail with a flat head" is attested from mid-15c. The meaning "rope to hold the corner of a sail in place" is first recorded late 14c.
"horse's harness, etc.," 1924, shortening of tackle (n.) in sense of "equipment." Tack in a non-equestrian sense as a shortening of tackle is recorded in dialect from 1777.
"food," 1833, perhaps a shortening and special use of tackle (n.) in the sense of "gear."
late 14c., "to attach with a nail, etc.," from tack (n.1). Meaning "to attach as a supplement" (with suggestion of hasty or arbitrary proceeding) is from 1680s. Related: Tacked; tacking.
"sail into the wind," 1550s, from tack (n.1) in the sailing sense. Figurative sense of "course or line of conduct or action" is from 1670s. Related: Tacked; tacking.