Crossword clues for taut
- Tightly stretched
- Lacking slack
- Stretched tight
- Keyed up
- Stretched to the limit
- Like guitar strings
- Under tension
- Stretched to the max
- Allowing no play
- Not relaxed
- Like a guitar string
- Like a rope during a tug-of-war match
- Having little give
- Like faces after face-lifts
- Like a well-written thriller
- Like a drumhead
- Ready to snap, maybe
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Taut \Taut\, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See Tight.]
(Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
Snug; close; firm; secure.
Taut hand (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string. 2 Experiencing stress or anxiety. 3 Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
TAUT is an acronym or initialism and may refer to:
- Tramways & Urban Transit, a monthly magazine published in the United Kingdom
Usage examples of "taut".
General Amit could remember the conversation clearly, the taut, angry face of the Russian-born fighter, nicknamed Issar the Terrible.
A lacy bra hugged her taut breasts and glowed a brilliant white against her tawny skin, outlining dark brown nipples and areolas beneath the flimsy material.
The cult of Mithra, less widespread then than it has become since our expedition in Parthia, won me over temporarily by the rigors of its stark asceticism, which drew taut the bowstring of the will, and by its obsession with death, blood, and iron, which elevated the routine harshness of our military lives to the level of a symbol of universal struggle.
Kellan took over, doing it the way Axel had showed us, his head bent, the material of his shirt stretched taut across his shoulders, his arm brushing mine.
She reached the edge of the darkness just as the belay rope went taut.
Very taut belaying betrays her belief that he is in a difficult section.
With both hands wrapped around the golden hilt, she swung her sword, biceps taut, stretched, her entire body behind the killing blow.
I imagined, for a moment, that I had the powers of a cetic and that I could see the wrinkled, ancient Soli through the taut olive skin of his new body, in the same manner one envisions a fireflower drying to a brittle black, or the skull of death beneath the pink flesh of a newborn baby boy.
In the taut silence, Boba Fett gave a silent com mand to the heavily armed figure standing in front of him.
Lying in my sleepsuit and with the taut canopy of my chamber gauzily lit with the gray Korain morning, I called up breakfast, then regretted doing so as my server stalked in.
The trooper on his right had moved away so that the rope between them was taut, and it parted with a twang that set him free but for his gyved hands.
First Hooky Walker in his strange new ship, then an obviously taut officer like Caswell for his deputy, and now, for coxswain, that most important of senior ratings, a man whom Bentley liked, and therefore, by implication, strongly recommended.
Were they to sail with another St Vincent, otherwise known as Old Jarvey or even as Old Nick for his ferociously taut discipline?
Naked to the waist, every muscle taut, he was sculpted like the Kouros statue in the whirlpool tub at Avalon.
Light from the lav filtered into the room, casting shadows on his face, taut with desire, as he lowered his mouth to her breast.