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Definition of Tackling

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deal with; stop, bring down (as in football); undertake; set about
Tackling Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Tackle
  
(n.)
The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.
  
(n.)
Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling.
  
(n.)
Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
  
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tackling
\tac"kling\, n. (naut.)
1. furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
2. instruments of action; as, fishing tackling.
3. the straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.
tackling
n : taking the bull by the horns [syn: braving, confronting, coping with, grappling]


tackling
(isa. 33:23), the ropes attached to the mast of a ship. in acts 27:19 this word means generally the furniture of the ship or the "gear" (27:17), all that could be removed from the ship.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. taking the bull by the horns
(synonym) braving, confronting, coping with, grappling
(hypernym) attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
(hyponym) face, facing
(derivation) undertake, tackle, take on

Noun
1. the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"
(hypernym) lineman
2. gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
(synonym) rigging
(hypernym) gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
3. gear used in fishing
(synonym) fishing gear, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig
(hypernym) gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
(member-meronym) bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat
(part-meronym) gig
4. a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"
(hypernym) lineman
(member-holonym) football team, eleven
5. (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
(hypernym) football play
(classification) American football, American football game

Verb
1. accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
(synonym) undertake, take on
(hypernym) confront, face up, face
(hyponym) rise
(derivation) braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling
2. put a harness; "harness the horse"
(synonym) harness
(hypernym) attach
(hyponym) inspan
(classification) animal husbandry
3. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
(hypernym) attack, aggress
(classification) football, football game
Tackling Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tackle may refer to:
  • In football:
    • Tackle (football move), a play in various forms of football
    • Tackle (American football), a position in American football and Canadian football
    • Dump tackle, forceful move in rugby of picking up an opposing player and throwing him to the ground
    • The Tackle, a term for the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV
    • Sliding tackle, a tackle in association football
  • Block and tackle, a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads
  • Fishing tackle, the gear or equipment used when fishing
  • Electro-Wave Human Tackle, a character from Kamen Rider Stronger.
  • Tackle (Transformers) - a fictional character.

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Tackling Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Football Terms
Contacting a ball carrier to cause him to touch the ground with any part of his body except his hands, thereby ending the play.
Dictionary Soccer
Taking the ball from your opponent by using the feet.
Tackling Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Isa. 33:23), the ropes attached to the mast of a ship. In Acts 27:19 this word means generally the furniture of the ship or the "gear" (27:17), all that could be removed from the ship.