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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tacklingnoun

    Etymology: from tackle.

    They wondered at their ships and their tacklings. George Abbot.

    Tackling, as sails and cordage, must be foreseen, and laid up in store. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    Red sheets of lightning o’er the seas are spread,
    Our tackling yield, and wrecks at last succeed. Samuel Garth.

    I will furnish him with a rod, if you will furnish him with the rest of the tackling, and make him a fisher. Izaak Walton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tackling

    of Tackle

  2. Tacklingnoun

    furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc

  3. Tacklingnoun

    instruments of action; as, fishing tackling

  4. Tacklingnoun

    the straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tackling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tackling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tackling in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Hobbs Folkenroth:

    We've come so far in tackling smoking with proven methods that have years of research behind them on their long-term benefits and side effects, could we now start regressing with e-cigarettes, and renormalize addiction ?

  2. Geert Wilders:

    Within the concept of national sovereignty everything comes together. I think we will benefit (from Nexit) not only economically but also ... (in tackling) the Islamisation of Europe, immigration, the threat of Islamic terrorism that we see growing, the emergence of asylum seekers, we cannot deal with (these issues) today (within the EU).

  3. Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    The first priority of this government ... is tackling the big wounds of the bailout, tackling the humanitarian crisis just as we promised to do before the elections.

  4. Mike Lawler:

    Sean Maloney’s solution to tackling inflation is: let them eat Chef Boyardee!, it shows just how out of touch he is work [sic] the struggles of seniors, working families, and those in need of assistance. Voters understand the only way to fix it, is to fire the very politicians who have created this mess in the first place, which is why Sean Maloney will lose on Election Day!

  5. Sven Harmeling:

    There is a clear signal there that without tackling climate change, sustainable development is - for many countries - unachievable.

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    A usurious
    B pecuniary
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