Associations to the word «Tackle»


TACKLE, noun. (nautical) A system of ropes and blocks used to increase the force applied to the free end of the rope.
TACKLE, noun. (fishing) (uncountable) Equipment (rod, reel, line, lure, etc.) used when angling.
TACKLE, noun. (uncountable) (informal) By extension, any piece of equipment, particularly gadgetry.
TACKLE, noun. (sports) (countable) A play where a player attempts to take control over the ball from an opponent, as in rugby or football.
TACKLE, noun. (American football) (countable) A play where a defender brings the ball carrier to the ground.
TACKLE, noun. (countable) Any instance in which one person forces another to the ground.
TACKLE, noun. (American football) The offensive positions between each guard and end: offensive tackle; a person playing that position.
TACKLE, noun. (American football) The defensive positions between two ends: defensive tackle; a person playing that position.
TACKLE, noun. (slang) A man's genitalia.
TACKLE, verb. To face or deal with attempting to overcome or fight down
TACKLE, verb. (sports) to attempt to take away a ball
TACKLE, verb. (American football) to bring a ball carrier to the ground
TACKLE FALL, noun. The rope, or rather the end of the rope, of a tackle, to which the power is applied.
TACKLE TWILL, noun. A tough fabric invented and patented by R. J. Liebe. It was originally used for American football pants. As newer fabrics were created and tackle twill was replaced with other materials such as Lycra, its primary use became lettering (name and number embroidery), as on athletic apparel.

Dictionary definition

TACKLE, noun. The person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student".
TACKLE, noun. Gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails.
TACKLE, noun. Gear used in fishing.
TACKLE, noun. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle".
TACKLE, noun. (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground.
TACKLE, verb. Accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task".
TACKLE, verb. Put a harness; "harness the horse".
TACKLE, verb. Seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball.

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