Synonyms of tackle


1. tackle, lineman

usage: the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"

2. rigging, tackle, gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance

usage: gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

3. fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig, gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance

usage: gear used in fishing

4. tackle, lineman

usage: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"

5. tackle, football play

usage: (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground


1. undertake, tackle, take on, confront, face up, face

usage: accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"

2. harness, tackle, attach

usage: put a harness; "harness the horse"

3. tackle, attack, aggress

usage: seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

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Definition and meaning of tackle (Dictionary)