|1.||[ verb ] accept as a challenge|
|2.||[ noun ] (sport,american football,games) the person who plays that position on a football team|
"the right tackle is a straight A student"
|3.||[ verb ] set about dealing with|
"I'll try to tackle this difficult task"
|Related terms:||confront confront rise braving|
|4.||[ noun ] (nautical) gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails|
|Related terms:||gear rig|
|5.||[ noun ] (sport,american football) a position on the line of scrimmage|
"it takes a big man to play tackle"
|Related terms:||lineman football_team|
|6.||[ verb ] (american football) seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball, in American football|
|Related terms:||attack football tackler|
|7.||[ noun ] gear used in fishing|
|Synonyms:||fishing_tackle rig fishing_rig fishing_gear|
|Related terms:||gear fishing_rod harpoon gaff fishhook spinner fishing_line landing_net reel spear bob gig|
|8.||[ verb ] put a harness on; of animals such as horses|
|Related terms:||unharness attach inspan animal_husbandry|
|9.||[ noun ] (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground|
|Related terms:||football_play American_football|