E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A long narrow sword. (Gaelic, tuca, Welsh twca, Italian stocco, German stock, French estoc.) In Hamlet the word is erroneously printed stuck, in Malones edition.
If he by chance escape your venomous tuck,
Our purpose may hold there.
Act iv. 7.
A good tuck in or tuck out. A good feed. To tuck is to full, a tucker is a fuller. Hence, to cram. The fold of a dress to allow for growth is called a tuck, and a little frill on the top thereof is called a tucker. (Anglo-Saxon, tuc-ian.)
Ill tuck him up. Stab him, do for him. Tuck is a small dirk used by artillerymen. (See above.)