Definitions of tackle

  1. To harness; seize or lay hold of.
  2. To harness: ( prov.) to seize or take hold of.
  3. To harness; take hold of.
  4. To grapple with; attach by a tackle.
  5. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball, in American football
  6. set about dealing with; " I'll try to tackle this difficult task"
  7. To harness; to seize; to lay hold of.
  8. the person who plays that position on a football team; " the right tackle is a straight A student"
  9. ( American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
  10. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
  11. put a harness; " harness the horse"
  12. Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block.
  13. Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons.
  14. The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used.
  15. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon.
  16. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
  17. To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.
  18. The ropes, pulleys, etc., of a vessel; an apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of pulleys and ropes; equipment; gear; as, hunting or fishing tackle.
  19. The ropes, rigging, etc., of a ship: tools, weapons: ropes, etc., for raising heavy weights: a pulley.
  20. Tools, & c.; ropes and pulleys for raising heavy weights; ropes of a ship.
  21. A machine for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of ropes and pulleys; instruments of action; weapons; implements; the rigging and apparatus of a ship.
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