Definition of Tackling

1. n. Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.



Definition of Tackling

1. Verb. (present participle of tackle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tackling

1. equipment [n -S] - See also: equipment

Medical Definition of Tackling

1. 1. Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc. 2. Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling. 3. The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tackling

tackifying
tackily
tackiness
tackinesses
tacking
tacking up
tackings
tackle fall
tackle twill
tackled
tackler
tacklers
tackles
tackless
tackling (current term)
tacklings
tacks
tacks up
tacksman
tacksmen
tacky
tacnode
tacnodes
taco salad
taco sauce
tacolike
taconic
taconite

Literary usage of Tackling

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

1. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... AD 1550. to his tackling; and here was old bandying of the business betwixt them, and arguments urged on both sides £. Pro. i. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers (1824)
"A. fixed state. Monne. A prop ; a support. Hooker, tackling. Pope. Steadiness of conduct. "•' STA'YED. part. a. Fixed; settled ; serious ..."

3. Archaeologia Graeca: Or, The Antiquities of Greece by John Potter, George Dunbar (1818)
"... tackling and Instruments required in Navigation. JL HE instruments used in navigation were of divers sorts, being either necessary to all sorts of ..."

4. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and ...by Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1790)
"To RIG, rig', va To drefs, to accoutre; to fit with tackling. RIGADOON, Hg-à-dô'nf A' dance. ... The fails or tackling of a (hip. ..."

5. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"He gazed long at the twelfth before tackling it, and half-way through rose stiffly and carefully and threw the remaining half overboard, declaring with ..."

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