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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 taut /ˈtɔt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Taut a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]