What is taut and slack?
As adjectives the difference between slack and taut
is that slack is lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended while taut is tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
What does string slack mean?
Assuming the string you’re talking about is inelastic/inextensible: – Taut means the string is firm and straight (like a rod) and has tension. – Slack means there is no tension in the string. 4.
What is a slack in British slang?
British Dictionary definitions for slack (1 of 2)
slack 1. / (slæk) / adjective. not tight, tense, or taut. negligent or careless.
What is an example of taut?
The definition of taut is pulled or stretched tight. An example of taut is a strong wind pulling the sail tight on a boat. An example of taut is a person’s smile being pulled into a straight line.
Is tautly a word?
tautly adverb (EXCITEDLY/NERVOUSLY)
Why is slack called slack?
Slack, technically, is an acronym for “Searchable Log of All Conversation & Knowledge.” But he also liked it because it was “just nice to say.” It was supposed to be a short term placeholder. It became the company’s calling card.
What does getting slack mean?
1 not tight, tense, or taut. 2 negligent or careless. 3 (esp. of water, etc.) moving slowly.
What is slack in English?
1 : not using due diligence, care, or dispatch : negligent. 2a : characterized by slowness, sluggishness, or lack of energy a slack pace. b : moderate in some quality especially : moderately warm a slack oven. c : blowing or flowing at low speed the tide was slack.
How do you use the word slack?
Some of the ropes were completely slack.
- The string around the parcel was slack.
- He tightened a few slack screws.
- She was staring into space, her mouth slack.
- The rope suddenly went slack.
- Let the reins go slack.
- These tent ropes are too slack – they need tightening.
- Keep the rope slack until I tell you to pull it.