What does tackle mean?

Definitions for tackle
ˈtæk əl; for 2-4 ˈteɪ kəltack·le

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tackle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tacklenoun

    the person who plays that position on a football team

    "the right tackle is a straight A student"

  2. rigging, tacklenoun

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

  3. fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rignoun

    gear used in fishing

  4. tacklenoun

    (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

    "it takes a big man to play tackle"

  5. tackleverb

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

  6. undertake, tackle, take onverb

    accept as a challenge

    "I'll tackle this difficult task"

  7. harness, tackleverb

    put a harness

    "harness the horse"

  8. tackleverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. tacklenoun

    A system of ropes and blocks used to increase the force applied to the free end of the rope.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  2. tacklenoun

    Equipment (rod, reel, line, lure, etc.) used when angling.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  3. tacklenoun

    By extension, any piece of equipment, particularly gadgetry.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  4. tacklenoun

    A play where a player attempts to take control over the ball from an opponent, as in rugby or football.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  5. tacklenoun

    A play where a defender brings the ball carrier to the ground.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  6. tacklenoun

    Any instance in which one person forces another to the ground.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  7. tacklenoun

    The offensive positions between each guard and end, offensive tackle.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  8. tacklenoun

    A person playing that position.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  9. tacklenoun

    The defensive positions between two ends, defensive tackle.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  10. tackleverb

    to face or deal with attempting to overcome or fight down

    The government's measures to tackle crime were insufficient.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  11. tackleverb

    to attempt to take away a ball

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  12. tackleverb

    to bring a ball carrier to the ground

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

  13. tacklenoun

    Penis.

    Etymology: From takel, from or takel, perhaps related to taken. Akin to takkel, tackel. More at take.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tacklenoun

    apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block

  2. Tacklenoun

    any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons

  3. Tacklenoun

    the rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used

  4. Tacklenoun

    to supply with tackle

  5. Tacklenoun

    to fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon

  6. Tacklenoun

    to seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game

  7. Tacklenoun

    to begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem

Freebase

  1. Tackle

    Tackle is a playing position in American and Canadian football. Historically, in the one-platoon system a tackle played on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units, offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tackle

    tak′l, n. the ropes, rigging, &c. of a ship: tools, weapons: ropes, &c., for raising heavy weights: a pulley.—v.t. to harness: (prov.) to seize or take hold of, attack, fasten upon.—v.i. to get a hold of.—adj. Tack′led, made of ropes tackled together.—ns. Tack′ling, furniture or apparatus belonging to the masts, yards, &c. of a ship: harness for drawing a carriage: tackle or instruments; Tacks′man, a tenant or lessee. [Scand., Sw. tackel—Ice. taka, to take.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tackle

    A purchase formed by the connection of a fall, or rope, with two or more blocks. When a power sustains a weight by a rope over a fixed sheave, the weight and power will be equal; but if one end of the rope be fixed, and the sheave be movable with the weight, then the power will be but half the weight; but in a combination of sheaves, or pulleys, the power will be to the weight as 1 to the numbers of parts of the fall.--Ground-tackle. Anchors, cables, &c.--Tack-tackle. A small tackle used to pull down the tacks of the principal sails to their respective stations, and particularly attached to the main-sails of brigs, sloops, cutters, and schooners.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tackle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4776

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tackle' in Verbs Frequency: #561

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tackle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tackle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of tackle in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Meehan:

    We're going to continue to seek the AAP's input as we tackle this crisis.

  2. Bob Bryan:

    We're ultra competitive and the losses still hurt, but it does ease the pain when you walk off the court and see two kids run at you and tackle you right outside the player lounge.

  3. Jaime Harrison and Matt Moore:

    I think criminal justice reform and sentencing reform are the defining civil rights struggle of the 21st century. It's not a Republican or Democrat issue. It's a policy issue, it's an American issue. That's the kind of issues where Jaime and I are willing to tackle together.

  4. Dominic Raab:

    There are various objectives and motivations that lie behind these attacks, from fraud on one hand to espionage, but they tend to be designed to steal bulk personal data, intellectual property and wider information that supports those aims, they're often linked with other state actors, and we expect this kind of predatory criminal behaviour to continue and to evolve over the coming weeks and months ahead, and we're taking a range of measures to tackle that threat.

  5. Mary Creagh:

    Heathrow's proposals to tackle air pollution need to go much further much faster. Promises on future rail links and air pollution charges are 7-10 years away.

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Translations for tackle

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  • عربيArabic
  • справям сеBulgarian
  • placar, placatge, entradaCatalan, Valencian
  • takling, talje, tacklingDanish
  • Tackling, der Flaschenzug, in Angriff nehmenGerman
  • αντιμετωπίζωGreek
  • aparejo, afrontar, abordar, emprender, tacleada, taclear, equipoSpanish
  • برخورد باPersian
  • taklata, hyökkäävä linjamies, puolustava linjamies, onkivehkeet, taklaus, taljasto, torjuaFinnish
  • takkling, takklaFaroese
  • combattre, plaquer, plaquage, affronter, tacler, tacleFrench
  • szerelésHungarian
  • placcaggio, scivolata, affrontare, contrastare, tackleItalian
  • להתמודד עםHebrew
  • aanpakkenDutch
  • zmagać się, radzić sobie, stawiać czołaPolish
  • derrubarPortuguese
  • таль, бороться, преодолевать, снастиRussian
  • pribor za pecanje, latiti se, ribarski pribor, prionutiSerbo-Croatian
  • talja, tackla, tacklingSwedish
  • ele almakTurkish
  • 滑車Chinese

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