[ adjective ] not tense or taut
"the old man's skin hung loose and gray" "slack and wrinkled skin" "slack sails" "a slack rope"
Used in print(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Badura-Skoda-Vienna_Konzerthaus ( Westminster ) and Demus-Schubert_Quartet ( Deutsche_Grammophon ) are both warm_toned , pleasantly lyrical , but rather slack and tensionless .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
Once covertly looking at Simms_Purdew , the only man in the world whom he hated , he had seen the heavy , slack , bestubbled jaw open and close to emit the cruel , obscene banter , and had seen the pale blue eyes go watery with whisky and merriment , and suddenly he was not seeing the face of that vile creature .
[ adjective ] flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
[ verb ] release tension on
"slack the rope"
[ noun ] a stretch of water without current or movement
"suddenly they were in slack water"
[ noun ] dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3139
[ noun ] a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
"he took of the slack"