equipment, apparatus, or gear, especially for fishing:
a mechanism or apparatus, as a rope and block or a combination of ropes and blocks, for hoisting, lowering, and shifting objects or materials; purchase.
any system of leverage using several pulleys.
Nautical. the gear and running rigging for handling a ship or performing some task on a ship.
an act of tackling, as in football; a seizing, grasping, or bringing down.
either of the linemen stationed between a guard and an end.
the position played by this lineman.
(formerly) tack1 (def 8).
verb (used with object), tackled, tackling.
to undertake to handle, master, solve, etc.:
to tackle a difficult problem.
to deal with (a person) on some problem, issue, etc.
to harness (a horse).
Football. to seize, stop, or throw down (a ball-carrier).
Soccer, Field Hockey. to block or impede the movement or progress of (an opponent having the ball) with the result of depriving the opponent of the ball.
to seize suddenly, especially in order to stop.
verb (used without object), tackled, tackling.
Football. to tackle an opponent having the ball.
any mechanical system for lifting or pulling, esp an arrangement of ropes and pulleys designed to lift heavy weights
the equipment required for a particular occupation, etc: fishing tackle
(nautical) the halyards and other running rigging aboard a vessel
(slang) a man’s genitals
(sport) a physical challenge to an opponent, as to prevent his progress with the ball
(American football) a defensive lineman
(transitive) to undertake (a task, problem, etc)
(transitive) to confront (a person, esp an opponent) with a difficult proposition
(sport) (esp in football games) to challenge (an opponent) with a tackle
noun, Archaic. 1. equipment; tackle. noun 1. equipment, apparatus, or gear, especially for fishing: fishing tackle. 2. a mechanism or apparatus, as a rope and block or a combination of ropes and blocks, for hoisting, lowering, and shifting objects or materials; purchase. 3. any system of leverage using several pulleys. 4. Nautical. the gear and […]
taboparesis ta·bo·pa·re·sis (tā’bō-pə-rē’sĭs, -pār’ĭ-sĭs) n. A condition in which the symptoms of tabes dorsalis and general paresis occur together.
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adjective 1. proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable: Taboo language is usually bleeped on TV. Synonyms: prohibited, banned, forbidden, proscribed. Antonyms: allowed, permitted, permissible; sanctioned. 2. prohibited or excluded from use or practice: In art school, painting from photographs was taboo. 3. (among the Polynesians and other peoples of the South Pacific) separated or […]