Taut (?), a. [Dan. taet; akin to E. tight. See Tight.]

1. Naut.

Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.

2.

Sung; close; firm; secure.

Taut hand Naut., a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline.

 

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