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Meaning of TACKLE

Pronunciation:  'takul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
  2. [n]  a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"
  3. [n]  gear used in fishing
  4. [n]  gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
  5. [n]  the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"
  6. [v]  seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball, in American football
  7. [v]  set about dealing with; "I'll try to tackle this difficult task"
  8. [v]  accept as a challenge

TACKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, rigging, take on, take on, undertake
 See Also: aggress, appurtenances, attack, bob, bobber, bobfloat, confront, confront, cork, eleven, face, face, face up, fishgig, fishhook, fishing line, fishing pole, fishing rod, fizgig, football play, football team, gaff, gear, gig, harpoon, lance, landing net, lineman, lineman, paraphernalia, reel, rise, spear, spinner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
  2. \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.