What does the word taut mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Hard drawn; stretched tight.

Usage examples for taut

  1. 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
  2. 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