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Definition of Tackle

Tackle
Tackle Tac"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tackled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tackling.] [Cf. LG. takeln to equip. See Tackle, n.] 1. To supply with tackle. --Beau. & Fl. 2. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon. [Colloq.] 3. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game. The greatest poetess of our day has wasted her time and strength in tackling windmills under conditions the most fitted to insure her defeat. --Dublin Univ. Mag.
Tackle
Tackle Tac"kle (?; sometimes improperly pronounced ?, especially by seamen), n. [OE. takel, akin to LG. & D. takel, Dan. takkel, Sw. tackel; perhaps akin to E. taw, v.t., or to take.] 1. Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block. 2. Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons. ``She to her tackle fell.' --Hudibras. Note: In Chaucer, it denotes usually an arrow or arrows. 3. (Naut.) The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used. Fall and tackle. See the Note under Pulley. Fishing tackle. See under Fishing, a. Ground tackle (Naut.), anchors, cables, etc. Gun tackle, the apparatus or appliances for hauling cannon in or out. Tackle fall, the rope, or rather the end of the rope, of a tackle, to which the power is applied. Tack tackle (Naut.), a small tackle to pull down the tacks of the principal sails. Tackle board, Tackle post (Ropemaking), a board, frame, or post, at the end of a ropewalk, for supporting the spindels, or whirls, for twisting the yarns.

Meaning of Tackle from wikipedia

- Tackle may refer to: In football: Tackle (football move), a play in various forms of football Tackle (gridiron football position), a position in American...
- A defensive tackle (DT) is typically the largest and strongest of the defensive players in American football. The defensive tackle typically lines up opposite...
- Fishing tackle is the equipment used by anglers when fishing. Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle. Some examples...
- centuries, a tackle pla**** on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units, offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate...
- A block and tackle or only tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift heavy loads. The...
- tackle box or tacklebox may refer to: Tackle box (fishing), a box designed for fishing equipment Tackle box (American football), the area between where...
- A sliding tackle or slide tackle is a tackle in ****ociation football. It is completed with one leg extended to push the ball away from the opposing player...
- Most forms of football have a move known as a tackle. The primary and important purposes of tackling are to dispossess an opponent of the ball, to stop...
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- remaining, but on the final play of the game, Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Tennessee wide receiver Kevin Dyson one yard short of the goal line to...
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