Tuck

Definition of Tuck

n.1.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.
1.The beat of a drum.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tucking.]
2.To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
3.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.To full, as cloth.
v. i.1.To contract; to draw together.
n.1.A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.
2.A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; - called also tuck-net.
3.A pull; a lugging.
4.(Naut.) The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.
5.Food; pastry; sweetmeats.

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