(Tuck), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tucking.] [OE. tukken, LG. tukken to pull
up, tuck up, entice; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to draw with a short and quick motion, and
E. tug. See Tug.]
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.
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. [Perhaps originally, to strike, beat: cf. F. toquer to touch. Cf. Tocsin.] To full, as cloth. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tuck), v. i. To contract; to draw together. [Obs.]
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. [Obs.] See Tug. Life of A. Wood.
4. (Naut.) The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.
5. Food; pastry; sweetmeats. [Slang] T. Hughes.
(Tuck"a*hoe) n. [North American Indian, bread.] (Bot.) A curious vegetable production of
the Southern Atlantic United States, growing under ground like a truffle and often attaining immense
size. The real nature is unknown. Called also Indian bread, and Indian loaf.
1. One who, or that which, tucks; specifically, an instrument with which tuck are made.
2. A narrow piece of linen or the like, folded across the breast, or attached to the gown at the neck,
forming a part of a woman's dress in the 17th century and later.
3. [See Tuck, v. t., 4.] A fuller. [Prov. Eng.]
(Tuck"er), v. t. To tire; to weary; usually with out. [Colloq. U. S.]
Tucket sonance, the sound of the tucket. [Obs.]
(Tuck"et) n. [It toccata a prelude, fr. toccare to touch. See Toccata, Touch.] A slight flourish
on a trumpet; a fanfare. [Obs.]
Let the trumpets soundShak.
The tucket sonance and the note to mount.
(Tuck"et), n. [Cf. It. tocchetto a ragout of fish, meat, fr. tocco a bit, morsel, LL. tucetum,
tuccetum, a thick gravy.] A steak; a collop. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Tuck"-net`) n. See Tuck, n., 2.