As an adjective taut
is tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
As a noun haut is
skin, hide of a person, animal or (part of a) plant.
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Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
Experiencing stress or anxiety.
* 1989 Faye Kellerman, The Quality of Mercy
- The hawser was as taut as a bowstring - so strong she pulled upon her anchor.
Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
* 2007 Milton C. Sernett, Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory and History
- His outward appearance was calm, but inside he was very taut .
- Quick action and dialogue create a taut story, although it is illustration that shapes the characters.