I have a recipe for oat and honey bread and it mentions the word 'tack'. Please can you tell me what this means? It says the following; "It should start coming together and getting more tack and less sticky after about 5 minutes"
I am not sure there is common meaning of "tack" that makes sense in this context. I suspect it is a typo for "tacky", but even so, tacky implies a certain amount of stickiness.
On the other hand, the outcome that is indicated is clear. When your dough first forms, it sticks to almost anything: the sides of the bowl, the counter, your hands, leaving a residue. As you knead and develop the gluten in the dough, it will prefer to stick to itself, rather than these surfaces.