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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Taut \Taut\, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See Tight.] 1. (Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained. [1913 Webster] 2. Snug; close; firm; secure. [1913 Webster] Taut hand (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is severe in discipline. [1913 Webster]