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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tack•leˈtæk əl; for 2-4 ˈteɪ kəl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.

  1. (n.)equipment or gear, esp. for fishing:

    fishing tackle.

  2. any system of leverage using pulleys, as a combination of ropes and blocks as for hoisting or lowering objects.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. the gear and running rigging of a ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. an act of tackling, as in football.

  5. either of the linemen stationed between a guard and an end in football.

    Category: Sport

  6. (v.t.)to undertake to handle, master, solve, etc.:

    to tackle a problem.

  7. to deal with (a person) on some problem, issue, etc.

  8. to seize, stop, or throw down (a ballcarrier) in football.

    Category: Sport

  9. to seize suddenly, esp. in order to stop.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. to harness (a horse).

  11. (v.i.)to tackle a ballcarrier in football.

    Category: Sport

Origin of tackle:

1225–75; ME takel gear, apparatus < MLG; akin to take


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tackler(noun)

    a football player who tackles the ball carrier


  1. tackler(Noun)

    A footballer who tackles another.

  2. tackler(Noun)

    A person who repairs weaving looms.


  1. Tackler

    A tackler was a supervisor in a textile factory responsible for the working of a number of power-looms and the weavers who operated them. The title derived from the job, which was to "tackle" any mechanical problems encountered with the looms in their charge. Invariably male, they had a reputation for gullibility and were the butt of many jokes.


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