• WordNet 3.6
    • n tacker a hand-held machine for driving staples home
    • n tacker a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
    • n tacker a worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tacker One who tacks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tacker A person who tacks, in any sense, or an instrument for driving tacks.
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In literature:

Ah, Tacker, Tacker, what a man he was!
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
He pretended to be pretty angry wi' the young tacker.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I was a little tacker then, not bigger'n anything.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
What do you suppose its mistress would give for such a batch of jolly little tackers as ours?
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
Then the tackers came, all paint, and with Mr. Hale's horse, that had been on the mesa ever since he was here.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
If it wasn't for me I don't know what in reason you little tackers would grow up to be.
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond

In news:

Arrow's new T50elite is a manual tacker that fires 1-inch brads as well as 9/16-inch staples .
Patsy Lee Rogers Tacker , 71, of Cleveland, Tn.
Tacker was a native of Marshall County.
Manual staple gun and brad nail gun is the only manual tacker capable of firing a 1-inch (25mm) brad nail, according to the manufacturer.
T1971 Triumph Street Tacker Custom Intake Manifolds.
Tacker asks judge to vacate sentence for biofuels scheme.

In science:

LOCAT ING BYZANT INE AT TACKER S In this section we explore a problem that is dual to topology inference: given complete knowledge of the topology, we leverage subspace properties to identify the location of a malicious Byzantine attacker.
Subspace Properties of Network Coding and their Applications