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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. Federica Mogherini:

    With this bold agenda, the European Union has proven itself ready to address the plight of those escaping from wars, persecution and poverty, migration is a shared responsibility of all member states and all member states are called now to contribute to tackling this historical challenge.

  2. Tom Masson:

    Hamlet is the tragedy of tackling a family problem too soon after college.

  3. Virginie Helias:

    Many of the tools and technologies to help reduce Scope 3 emissions don't currently exist in the marketplace, but while we may not have all the solutions yet, we're committed to tackling this challenge head-on.

  4. Arsen Ostrovsky:

    She literally looked us in the face and said that the Iranian leaders call for genocide against Israel and Jews was an acceptable form of political discourse, twitter cannot, on the one hand, say it is committed to tackling hate and violence when it continues to provide an unfiltered platform to the Iranian leader to continue espousing calls for genocide and terror.

  5. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance:

    Tackling the national rape kit backlog means addressing a women's and human rights issue that has been ignored for far too long. We are refusing to accept that some criminal justice problems are just too big – too ingrained, too controversial, too expensive – to solve.

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