1. [ verb ] accept as a challenge
Synonyms: take_on undertake
Related terms: confront
2. [ noun ] (sport,american football,games) the person who plays that position on a football team

"the right tackle is a straight A student"

Related terms: lineman
3. [ verb ] set about dealing with
Synonyms: undertake take_on

"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
Synonyms: rigging
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
Synonyms: harness
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
Similar spelling:   Tagle