False tack

(Naut.) a coming up into the wind and filling away again on the same tack.

See also: False

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We even threw in a false tack to fool it, but that only bought us another minute on starboard before it lifted, backed, gusted and died, all at the same time.