What does the word taut mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Hard drawn; stretched tight.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tidy.

Usage examples for taut

  1. I could see his back bent like a bow, and his thick short legs wide apart, every muscle taut. – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  2. The stallion jerked his head toward the voice, but the head was twitched away as the man with the rope brought it taut again. – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  3. He reached down, picked up the cash box- and then, for the second time that night, held suddenly tense, alert, listening, his every muscle taut. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard