Definitions for tackler
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tack•leˈtæk əl; for 2-4 ˈteɪ kəl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.
(n.)equipment or gear, esp. for fishing:
any system of leverage using pulleys, as a combination of ropes and blocks as for hoisting or lowering objects.
Category: Building Trades
the gear and running rigging of a ship.
Category: Nautical, Navy
an act of tackling, as in football.
either of the linemen stationed between a guard and an end in football.
(v.t.)to undertake to handle, master, solve, etc.:
to tackle a problem.
to deal with (a person) on some problem, issue, etc.
to seize, stop, or throw down (a ballcarrier) in football.
to seize suddenly, esp. in order to stop.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to harness (a horse).
(v.i.)to tackle a ballcarrier in football.
Origin of tackle:
1225–75; ME takel gear, apparatus < MLG; akin to take
a football player who tackles the ball carrier
A footballer who tackles another.
A person who repairs weaving looms.