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Definition of "tackle" []

  • The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear. (noun)
  • Nautical A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension. (noun)
  • A rope and its pulley. (noun)
  • Sports The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby. (noun)
  • Sports The act of obstructing a player in order to cause loss of possession of the ball, as in soccer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tackle" in a sentence
  • "Without evidence that lead fishing tackle is posing a threat to loon populations, a proposed ban in Washington State is completely unwarranted!"
  • "There's no substitute for attitude and it doesn't matter what defensive system you work from, at the end of the day the tackle is king."
  • "The right tackle is more of a run-blocking mauler."