Definition of Tackle in English :

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Tackle meaning in English

Meaning of Tackle in English

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Tackle pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of tackle


1. tackle

the person who plays that position on a football team

Example Sentences:
'the right tackle is a straight A student'

2. rigging, tackle

gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

4. tackle

(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

Example Sentences:
'it takes a big man to play tackle'

5. tackle

(American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground


6. tackle, take on, undertake

accept as a challenge

Example Sentences:
'I'll tackle this difficult task'

7. harness, tackle

put a harness

Example Sentences:
'harness the horse'

8. tackle

seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tackle
any mechanical system for lifting or pulling, esp an arrangement of ropes and pulleys designed to lift heavy weights
the equipment required for a particular occupation, etc
fishing tackle
3. nautical
the halyards and other running rigging aboard a vessel
4. slang
a man's genitals
5. sport
a physical challenge to an opponent, as to prevent his or her progress with the ball
6. American football
a defensive lineman
7. (transitive)
to undertake (a task, problem, etc)
8. (transitive)
to confront (a person, esp an opponent) with a difficult proposition
9. sport
(esp in football games) to challenge (an opponent) with a tackle

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see synonyms of tackle
apparatus; equipment; gear
fishing tackle
a rope and pulley block, or a system of ropes and pulleys, used to lower, raise, or move various objects
the act or an instance of tackling, as in football
4.  US, American Football
an offensive lineman who is primarily a blocker, usually positioned just outside an offensive guard
a defensive lineman usually positioned near the offensive center
a type of football in which the defensive players tackle the ballcarrier
see also touch football in full tackle football
5.  Nautical
a.  Archaic
a ship's rigging
later, the running rigging and pulleys to operate the sails
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtackled or ˈtackling
to fasten by means of tackle
to harness (a horse)
to take hold of; seize
to undertake to do or solve (something difficult)
to tackle a job
to deal with (a difficult person)
10.  American Football
to stop (an opponent carrying the ball), esp. by knocking or throwing to the ground
to knock or throw to the ground
a policeman tackled the fleeing robber
verb intransitive
12.  American Football
to stop an opponent who is carrying the ball, esp. by knocking or throwing the opponent to the ground
to knock or throw someone to the ground

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of tackle
1. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
a. (oftenkəl) Nautical A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.
b. A rope and its pulley.
3. Sports
a. The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or rugby.
b. The act of obstructing a player in order to cause loss of possession of the ball, as in soccer.
4. Football
a. One of two offensive linemen positioned between the guard and the end on either side of the ball.
b. One of two defensive linemen positioned to the inside of either end.
c. Tackle football.
v. tack·led, tack·ling, tack·les
v. tr.
1. To grab hold of and wrestle with (an opponent).
2. Sports
a. To stop (an opponent carrying the ball), especially by forcing the opponent to the ground.
b. To obstruct (a player with the ball) in order to cause loss of possession of the ball.
3. To engage or deal with: tackle a perplexing problem.
4. To harness (a horse).
v. intr.
To tackle an opponent in possession of the ball.

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