To sail to windward by making alternate tacks as close to the wind as is possible or reasonable.
To turn a ship about from one tack to another, by bringing her head to the wind.
(nautical) the act of changing tack
Turning the yacht so that the bow crosses through the eye of the wind, thereby changing the side of the yacht on which the sails are carried (opposite of jibing).
turning the vessels bow through the wind to change from one tack to the other compare gybing
altering course with the wind ahead.
Changing direction by turning into the wind.
To change direction, turning into the wind.
Sailing into the wind using a zig-zag motion to maintain a forward course.
1) To change a boat's direction, bringing the bow through the eye of the wind. 2) To tack repeatedly, as when trying to sail to a point upwind of the boat.