I. noun Etymology: Middle English takel; akin to Middle Dutch takel ship's rigging Date: 13th century 1. a set of the equipment used in a particular activity ; gear <
fishing tackle
2. a. a ship's rigging b. an assemblage of ropes and pulleys arranged to gain mechanical advantage for hoisting and pulling 3. a. the act or an instance of tackling b. (1) either of two offensive football players positioned on each side of the center and between guard and end (2) either of two football players positioned on the inside of a defensive line II. verb (tackled; tackling) Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. to attach or secure with or as if with tackle 2. a. to seize, take hold of, or grapple with especially with the intention of stopping or subduing b. to seize and throw down or stop (an opposing player with the ball) in football 3. to set about dealing with <
tackle the problem
intransitive verb to tackle an opposing player in football • tackler noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • tackle — UK US /ˈtækl/ verb [T] ► to try to deal with something: »The first thing the new government must do is to tackle inflation. »tackle a crisis/question/problem »I felt that the whole subject was too sensitive to tackle. ► to talk to someone about a …   Financial and business terms

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