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tackle meaning and definition

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Definition of tackle (noun)

  1. the person who plays that position on a football team
    • "the right tackle is a straight A student"
  2. gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
  3. gear used in fishing
  4. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
    • "it takes a big man to play tackle"
  5. (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground


Definition of tackle (verb)

  1. accept as a challenge
  2. put a harness
  3. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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