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Tackle meaning

tackle - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
  2. 2. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
  3. 3. put a harness; " harness the horse"
  4. 4. accept as a challenge; " I'll tackle this difficult task"
  5. 5. To supply with tackle.
  6. 6. Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block.
  7. 7. Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons.
  8. 8. The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used.
  9. 9. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon.
  10. 10. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
  11. 11. To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.
  12. 12. To harness; take hold of.
  13. 13. Tools, & c.; ropes and pulleys for raising heavy weights; ropes of a ship.

tackle - examples of usage

  1. The rivers were full of fish, but I never carried any tackle, so could not catch any. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. It was knocked down to me for 5, and I spent 8 on having it repaired and painted, and in providing the necessary tackle. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. In the ploughing seasons the engines are for ever on the road, and with their tackle dragging behind them take up the highway like a train. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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