Tackle(n.) Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block.
Tackle(n.) Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons.
Tackle(n.) The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used.
Tackle(n.) To supply with tackle.
Tackle(n.) To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon.
Tackle(n.) To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
Tackle(n.) To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.
Tackled(a.) Made of ropes tacked together.
Tackled(imp. & p. p.) of Tackle
Tackling(n.) Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
Tackling(n.) Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling.
Tackling(n.) The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.
Tackling(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tackle
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