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tackle

 
Noun tackle has 5 senses
  1. tackle - the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"
    --1 is a kind of
    lineman
    Derived form: verb tackle3
  2. rigging, tackle - gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
    --2 is a kind of gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
  3. fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig - gear used in fishing
    --3 is a kind of gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
    --3 has parts: gig
    --3 has members:
     bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat; fishhook; fishing line; fishing rod, fishing pole; gaff; harpoon; landing net; reel; spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance; spinner
  4. tackle - a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"
    --4 is a kind of
    lineman
    --4 is a member of football team, eleven
  5. tackle - (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
    --5 is a kind of
    football play
    Derived form: verb tackle3
Verb tackle has 3 senses
  1. undertake, tackle, take on - accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
    --1 is one way to confront, face up, face
    Derived form: noun tackling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. harness, tackle - put a harness; "harness the horse"
    --2 is one way to attach
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. tackle - seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
    --3 is one way to
    attack, aggress
    Derived forms: noun tackle1, noun tackle5, noun tackler1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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