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tackle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tackle  \Tac"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tackled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tackling}.]  [Cf.  LG  takeln  to  equip.  See  {Tackle},  n.] 
  1.  To  supply  with  tackle.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  To  fasten  or  attach,  as  with  a  tackle;  to  harness;  as  to 
  tackle  a  horse  into  a  coach  or  wagon.  [Colloq.] 
 
  3.  To  seize;  to  lay  hold  of  to  grapple;  as  a  wrestler 
  tackles  his  antagonist;  a  dog  tackles  the  game. 
 
  The  greatest  poetess  of  our  day  has  wasted  her  time 
  and  strength  in  tackling  windmills  under  conditions 
  the  most  fitted  to  insure  her  defeat.  --Dublin  Univ. 
  Mag. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tackle  \Tac"kle\  (?;  sometimes  improperly  pronounced  ?, 
  especially  by  seamen),  n.  [OE.  takel,  akin  to  LG  &  D.  takel, 
  Dan.  takkel  Sw  tackel;  perhaps  akin  to  E.  taw,  v.t.,  or  to 
  take.] 
  1.  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.  Any  instruments  of  action  an  apparatus  by  which  an  object 
  is  moved  or  operated;  gear;  as  fishing  tackle,  hunting 
  tackle;  formerly,  specifically,  weapons.  ``She  to  her 
  tackle  fell.''  --Hudibras. 
 
  Note:  In  Chaucer,  it  denotes  usually  an  arrow  or  arrows. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  The  rigging  and  apparatus  of  a  ship;  also  any 
  purchase  where  more  than  one  block  is  used 
 
  {Fall  and  tackle}.  See  the  Note  under  {Pulley}. 
 
  {Fishing  tackle}.  See  under  {Fishing},  a. 
 
  {Ground  tackle}  (Naut.),  anchors,  cables,  etc 
 
  {Gun  tackle},  the  apparatus  or  appliances  for  hauling  cannon 
  in  or  out 
 
  {Tackle  fall},  the  rope,  or  rather  the  end  of  the  rope,  of  a 
  tackle,  to  which  the  power  is  applied. 
 
  {Tack  tackle}  (Naut.),  a  small  tackle  to  pull  down  the  tacks 
  of  the  principal  sails. 
 
  {Tackle  board},  {Tackle  post}  (Ropemaking),  a  board,  frame, 
  or  post  at  the  end  of  a  ropewalk,  for  supporting  the 
  spindels  or  whirls,  for  twisting  the  yarns. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tackle 
  n  1:  the  person  who  plays  that  position  on  a  football  team;  "the 
  right  tackle  is  a  straight  A  student" 
  2:  ropes  etc  supporting  a  ship's  masts  and  sails  [syn:  {rigging}] 
  3:  a  set  of  equipment  used  in  fishing  [syn:  {fishing  gear},  {fishing 
  tackle}] 
  4:  a  position  on  the  line  of  scrimmage;  "it  takes  a  big  man  to 
  play  tackle" 
  5:  (football)  grasping  an  opposing  player  with  the  intention  of 
  stopping  by  throwing  to  the  ground 
  v  1:  accept  as  a  challenge  [syn:  {undertake},  {take  on}] 
  2:  set  about  dealing  with  "I'll  try  to  tackle  this  difficult 
  task"  [syn:  {take  on}] 
  3:  seize  and  throw  down  an  opponent  player,  who  usually  carries 
  the  ball,  in  American  football 




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