tackle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tak'ul or, for 2–4, tā'kul), [key]
— n., v., -led, -ling.
- equipment, apparatus, or gear, esp. for fishing: fishing tackle.
- 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.
- 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) tack (def. 8).
- 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).
- to seize, stop, or throw down (a ball-carrier).
- 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, esp. in order to stop.
- to tackle an opponent having the ball.
- tackle (Thesaurus)