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Definition 1: (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground - [noun denoting act]

(tackle is a kind of ...) (American football) a play by the offensive team

(tackle belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 2: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage - [noun denoting act]

Samples where tackle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it takes a big man to play tackle

(tackle is a kind of ...) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage

(... is a member of tackle) a team that plays football

Definition 3: gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tackle in the sense of this definition

(tackle is a kind of ...) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

Definition 4: gear used in fishing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tackle in the sense of this definition

(tackle is a kind of ...) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

(tackle is a part of ...) a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting

(tackle is a member of ...) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

(tackle is a member of ...) winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod

(tackle is a member of ...) a bag-shaped fishnet on a long handle to take a captured fish from the water

(tackle is a member of ...) a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it

(tackle is a member of ...) a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

(tackle is a member of ...) an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish

(tackle is a member of ...) a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line

(tackle is a member of ...) a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached

(tackle is a member of ...) a sharp barbed hook for catching fish

(tackle is a member of ...) fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water

Definition 5: the person who plays that position on a football team - [noun denoting person]

Samples where tackle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the right tackle is a straight A student

(tackle is a kind of ...) one of the players on the line of scrimmage

Definition 6: seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball - [verb of competition]

(tackle is a kind of ...) take the initiative and go on the offensive

"The Serbs attacked the village at night" "The visiting team started to attack"

(tackle belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 7: put a harness - [verb of contact]

Samples where tackle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harness the horse

Synonyms for tackle in the sense of this definition

(tackle is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of tackle ) attach a yoke or harness to

"inspan the draft animals"

(tackle belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Samples where tackle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll tackle this difficult task

Synonyms for tackle in the sense of this definition

(tackle is a kind of ...) deal with (something unpleasant) head on

"You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

(... is a kind of tackle ) exert oneself to meet a challenge

"rise to a challenge" "rise to the occasion"

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