Another de-facto standard stack manipulation word, TUCK places a copy of the top word under the second word. You can define it as follows:

   : tuck ( x y -- y x y) swap over ;
TUCK is not a standard word; it's just so useful that everyone who needs it defines it thus, and calls it the same. Many implementations will also include it.

Compare NIP, DUP and OVER.

Tuck (?), n. [F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German origin, and akin to E. stock. See Stock.]

A long, narrow sword; a rapier.



He wore large hose, and a tuck, as it was then called, or rapier, of tremendous length. Sir W. Scot.


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Tuck, n. [Cf. Tocsin.]

The beat of a drum.



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Tuck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tucked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tucking.] [OE. tukken, LG. tukken to pull up, tuck up, entice; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to draw with a short and quick motion, and E. tug. See Tug.]


To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves.


To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.


To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place; as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's arm, or into a pocket.

4. [Perhaps originally, to strike, beat: cf. F. toquer to touch. Cf. Tocsin.]

To full, as cloth.

[Prov. Eng.]


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Tuck, v. i.

To contract; to draw together.



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Tuck, n.


A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.


A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; -- called also tuck-net.


A pull; a lugging.

[Obs.] See Tug.

Life of A. Wood.

4. Naut.

The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.


Food; pastry; sweetmeats.


T. Hughes.


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