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Taut Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    taut adj
  1. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope" [syn: tight]
  2. subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow" [syn: drawn]
Taut Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Taut \Taut\, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See Tight.]
  1. (Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
  2. Snug; close; firm; secure. Taut hand (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Taut'


  • Taut: A taut object is one under tension . Taut is also a surname, and may refer to: Bruno Taut (1880–1938), prolific German architect, urban ...
  • TAUT: TAUT is an acronym or initialism and may refer to: Tramways & Urban Transit , a monthly magazine published in the United Kingdom ...
  • Bruno Taut: Bruno Julius Florian Taut (4 May 1880, Königsberg , Germany – 24 December 1938, Istanbul ), was a prolific German architect , urban planner ...
  • Max Taut: Max Taut (15 May 1884 in Königsberg — 26 February 1967 in Berlin ) was a German Architect . Max Taut was the younger brother of Bruno Taut ...
  • Taut-line hitch: The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension . It is useful when the length of a line will need to be ...
  • Taut foliation: In mathematics , a taut foliation is a codimension 1 foliation of a 3-manifold with the property that there is a single transverse circle ...
  • Taut submanifold: In mathematics , a (compact) taut submanifold N of a space form M is a compact submanifold with the property that every distance function ...

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* My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life. - Stan Getz


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  • Phillies prevail in taut 1-0 game
    PHILADELPHIA -- For those who enjoy offense, there was not much to like about the Philadelphia Phillies-Atlanta Braves matchup on Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. And even when the Phillies got some offense, it was only barely enough to squeak out with a 1-0 victory. The Phillies (7-8) manufactured their run in the bottom of the eighth inning after left f Read more on this news related to 'Taut'
  • Harrisburg's Danny Lugo drops taut decision to Miguel Martinez in Allentown
    Harrisburg's Danny Lugo drops a four-round decision to Reading's Miguel Martinez Friday night in Allentown. Read more on this news related to 'Taut'
  • Klass girls on tour! Myleene shows off her taut bikini body on holiday with her daughters
    MYLEENE Klass proved that she's every inch the yummy mummy this week after taking to her Twitter page to show off her impressive bikini body. Read more on this news related to 'Taut'

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