Definition of Tackle

1. Noun. The person who plays that position on a football team. "The right tackle is a straight A student"

Generic synonyms: Lineman

2. Verb. Accept as a challenge. "I'll tackle this difficult task"
Exact synonyms: Take On, Undertake
Generic synonyms: Confront, Face, Face Up
Specialized synonyms: Rise

3. Noun. Gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails.
Exact synonyms: Rigging
Generic synonyms: Appurtenance, Gear, Paraphernalia
Derivative terms: Rig

4. Verb. Put a harness. "Harness the horse"
Exact synonyms: Harness
Category relationships: Animal Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Attach
Specialized synonyms: Inspan
Derivative terms: Harness
Antonyms: Unharness

5. Noun. Gear used in fishing.

6. Verb. Seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball.
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Aggress, Attack
Derivative terms: Tackler

7. Noun. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage. "It takes a big man to play tackle"
Generic synonyms: Lineman
Group relationships: Eleven, Football Team

8. Noun. (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground.
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Play

Definition of Tackle

1. n. 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. v. t. To supply with tackle.

Definition of Tackle

1. Noun. (nautical) A system of ropes and blocks used to increase the force applied to the free end of the rope. ¹

2. Noun. (context: fishing uncountable) Equipment (rod, reel, line, lure, etc.) used when angling. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable informal) By extension, any piece of equipment, particularly gadgetry. ¹

4. Noun. (sports countable) A play where a player attempts to take control over the ball from an opponent, as in rugby or football. ¹

5. Noun. (American football countable) A play where a defender brings the ball carrier to the ground. ¹

6. Noun. Any instance in which one person forces another to the ground. ¹

7. Noun. (American football uncountable) The offensive positions between each guard and end, offensive tackle. ¹

8. Noun. (American football countable) A person playing that position. ¹

9. Noun. (American football uncountable) The defensive positions between two ends, defensive tackle. ¹

10. Noun. (American football countable) A person playing that position. ¹

11. Noun. (slang) Penis. ¹

12. Verb. to face or deal with attempting to overcome or fight down ¹

13. Verb. (sports) to attempt to take away a ball ¹

14. Verb. (American football) to bring a ball carrier to the ground ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tackle

1. to seize and throw to the ground [v -LED, -LING, -LES]

Medical Definition of Tackle

1. 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." In Chaucer, it denotes usually an arrow or arrows. 3. 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 Fishing, Ground tackle, a board, frame, or post, at the end of a ropewalk, for supporting the spindels, or whirls, for twisting the yarns. Origin: OE. Takel, akin to LG. & D. Takel, Dan. Takkel, Sw. Tackel; perhaps akin to E. Taw, v.t, or to take. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tackle

tackier
tackies
tackiest
tackified
tackifier
tackifiers
tackifies
tackify
tackifying
tackily
tackiness
tackinesses
tacking
tacking up
tackings
tackle fall
tackle twill
tackled
tackler
tacklers
tackles
tackless
tackling
tacklings
tacks
tacks up
tacksman
tacksmen
tacky

Literary usage of Tackle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"6160 le a safety-tackle. To hold In suspension a load at any given elevation, a vibratory frame ... Luff'-tackle has a double and a single block and а Ы1. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Well, I shall jest tackle up and go over and bring them children home agin. ... A hook bv which a tackle is attached to an object to be hoisted. tackle-post ..."

3. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"HOME-MADE FISHING tackle. The Rod. IT not unfrequently happens that an amateur is unable to take advantage of most excellent fishing, for the want of proper ..."

4. The Law of Automobiles by Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1909)
"THE LAW OF AUTOMOBILES. § 11. Roadworthiness of vehicle, tackle, or gearing. It is the duty of a motorist to have " good tackle " and gearing, ..."

5. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"The chief mate Duggan says, " The vessel arrived at Nassau and went to Cochrane's anchorage ; some tackle-blocks were fitted on board of her, some there, ..."

6. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"6160 le a safety-tackle. To hold In suspension a load at any given elevation, a vibratory frame ... Luff'-tackle has a double and a single block and а Ы1. ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Well, I shall jest tackle up and go over and bring them children home agin. ... A hook bv which a tackle is attached to an object to be hoisted. tackle-post ..."

8. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"HOME-MADE FISHING tackle. The Rod. IT not unfrequently happens that an amateur is unable to take advantage of most excellent fishing, for the want of proper ..."

9. The Law of Automobiles by Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1909)
"THE LAW OF AUTOMOBILES. § 11. Roadworthiness of vehicle, tackle, or gearing. It is the duty of a motorist to have " good tackle " and gearing, ..."

10. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"The chief mate Duggan says, " The vessel arrived at Nassau and went to Cochrane's anchorage ; some tackle-blocks were fitted on board of her, some there, ..."

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