"tackles" in the noun sense
the person who plays that position on a football team
"the right tackle is a straight A student"
2. rigging, tackle
gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
3. fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig
gear used in fishing
American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
"it takes a big man to play tackle"
American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
"tackles" in the verb sense
1. undertake, tackle, take on
accept as a challenge
"I'll tackle this difficult task"
2. harness, tackle
put a harness
"harness the horse"
seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
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