Taut is used for something that is tightly drawn or using minimal detal. Also taut is used for something that may be in a good running condition. It is an adjective.
It was first used back in 1289 and has been derived from the Middle English word tought.
Meanings of Taut
1. Maintained in good or proper condition
2. Characterized as using minimal detail
3. Strained; tense
Master’s Tip to Learn Taut
Taught is very easy to remember as it can be thought of as a derivative of ‘tight’ which is also its meaning.
Sentence examples for Taut:
1. He ran a taut bike and rarely had to go into the garage for major repairs.
2. The report from the police was taut and included only the basic facts of the situation.