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fish tackle

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noun Nautical.
  1. a tackle for fishing an anchor.

Origin of fish tackle

First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for fish tackle

Historical Examples

  • Overhaul down the fish-tackle, hook the lower block to the pennant, and hook the fish-hook to the inner fluke of the anchor.

    The Seaman's Friend

    Richard Henry Dana

  • Before sunrise is the best time, and for this fish-tackle of a different sort is required.