tackle

tack•le
[[t]ˈtæk əl[/t]] for 2-4 [[t]ˈteɪ kəl[/t]] n. v. -led, -ling
1) equipment or gear, esp. for fishing:
fishing tackle[/ex]
2) bui any system of leverage using pulleys, as a combination of ropes and blocks as for hoisting or lowering objects
3) naut. navig. the gear and running rigging of a ship
4) an act of tackling, as in football
5) spo either of the linemen stationed between a guard and an end in football
6) to undertake to handle, master, solve, etc.:
to tackle a problem[/ex]
7) to deal with (a person) on some problem, issue, etc
8) spo to seize, stop, or throw down (a ballcarrier) in football
9) cvb to seize suddenly, esp. in order to stop
10) to harness (a horse)
11) spo to tackle a ballcarrier in football
Etymology: 1225–75; ME takel gear, apparatus < MLG; akin to take tack′ler, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tackle — ● tackle nom masculin (anglais tackle, palan) Agencement du bas d une ligne de pêche. ⇒TACKLE, subst. masc. PÊCHE. Bas d une ligne de pêche constitué par un ensemble de plusieurs hameçons. Il connaissait toutes les empiles, tous les bas de ligne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tackle — may refer to:*In football: **Tackle (football move), a play in various forms of football **Offensive tackle, a position in American football **Defensive tackle, a position in American football **Dump tackle, forceful move in rugby of picking up… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tackle — UK US /ˈtækl/ verb [T] ► to try to deal with something: »The first thing the new government must do is to tackle inflation. »tackle a crisis/question/problem »I felt that the whole subject was too sensitive to tackle. ► to talk to someone about a …   Financial and business terms

  • tackle — [tak′əl; ] for n. 5, naut. [ tā′kəl] n. [ME takel < MDu, pulley, rope, equipment in general, prob. akin to MLowG tacken, to touch, press, ? akin to TAKE] 1. apparatus; equipment; gear [fishing tackle] 2. a rope and pulley block, or a system of …   English World dictionary

  • tackle — [pr.: tecl] n. (la rugbi) Blocare a adversarului. /cuv. engl. Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX  TÁCKLE s.n. (Sport) Blocarea adversarului (la rugbi etc.). [pron. tecl. / < engl. tackle] …   Dicționar Român

  • Tackle — bezeichnet: Spielerpositionen im American Football, siehe Offensive Line#Tackle und Defensive Line#Tackle einen Vorgang im American Football und Flag Football, siehe Tackle (American Football) einen ähnlichen Vorgang in den verschiedenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tackle — ac kle n. (Football) 1. An act of tackling[4]; as, brought down by a tackle by a lineman. [PJC] 2. (Football) One of two linemen on a football team, occupying a position between the guard and an end; also, the position played by such a tackle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tackle — [n] equipment for activity accouterment, apparatus, appliance, gear, goods, habiliments, hook, impedimenta, implements, line, machinery, materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, rigging, tools, trappings; concept 496 tackle [v1] make an effort… …   New thesaurus

  • tackle — index attack, endeavor, grapple, occupy (engage), ply, strive, try (attempt) …   Law dictionary

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