(noun, verb)


1. the person who plays that position on a football team

- the right tackle is a straight A student

Definition categories: person, lineman

2. gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

Similar word(s): rigging

Definition categories: man–made, appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia

3. gear used in fishing

Similar word(s): rig

Definition categories: man–made, appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia

4. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

- it takes a big man to play tackle

Definition categories: act, lineman

5. (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

Definition categories: act


1. accept as a challenge

- I'll tackle this difficult task

Similar word(s): undertake

Definition categories: social, confront, face

2. put a harness

Similar word(s): harness

Definition categories: contact, attach

3. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

Definition categories: competition, aggress, attack

Sentences with tackle as a verb:

- The government's measures to tackle crime were insufficient.