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Verb: tackle  ta-kul
  1. Accept as a challenge
    "I'll tackle this difficult task";
    - undertake, take on
  2. (animal husbandry) put a harness
    "tackle the horse";
    - harness
  3. (football) seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
Noun: tackle  ta-kul
  1. The person who plays offensive or defensive tackle on a football team
    "the right tackle is a straight A student"
  2. Gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
    - rigging
  3. Gear used in fishing
    - fishing gear, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig
  4. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage, typically opposite one of the offensive guards
    "it takes a big man to play tackle"
  5. (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

Derived forms: tackling, tackles, tackled

See also: take

Type of: aggress, appurtenance, attach, attack, confront, face, face up, football play, gear, lineman, paraphernalia

Part of: eleven, football team

Encyclopedia: Tackle