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What does "Taut" mean?

Definition

(a.) Snug; close; firm; secure (a.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained


Synonyms tight, tense, drawn


Example: "Taut sails" Example: "Her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"


Word Family tauten, tautened, tautening, tautens, tauter, tautest, tautly, tautness