taut

Part of speech: adjective

Hard drawn; stretched tight.

Part of speech: adjective

Tidy.

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Usage examples "taut":

  1. I could see his back bent like a bow, and his thick short legs wide apart, every muscle taut. - "The Dark Forest", 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", 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", Frank L. Packard.