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Definition of tackle
1the equipment required for a task or sport:fishing tackle
2a mechanism consisting of ropes, pulley blocks, hooks, or other things for lifting heavy objects. the running rigging and gear used to work a boat’s sails. 3 Football
& Rugby an act of seizing and stopping a player in possession of the ball by knocking them to the ground.
(in soccer and other games) an act of taking the ball, or attempting to take the ball, from an opponent. 4 Football a player who lines up inside the end along the line of scrimmage.
verb [with object]
make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task):police have launched an initiative to tackle rising crime Football
& Rugby stop the forward progress of (the ball carrier) by seizing them and knocking them to the ground.
chiefly Soccer try to take the ball from (an opponent) by intercepting them.