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flying tackle

noun, Football.
a tackle made by hurling one's body through the air at the player carrying the ball. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But in one bound Bob brought him to the ground with a flying tackle that he had used so advantageously on the football field.

    The Forest of Mystery James H. Foster
  • Blaine met his rush with a flying tackle that brought him down crashing.

    The Copper-Clad World Harl Vincent
  • The next instant Tom, who had distanced Mr. Jenks, made a flying tackle for the figure in white, and caught it around the legs.

  • I know all about amo, amas, amat, and how to make a flying tackle.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • Before they could recover, Jack knocked one out with the gun barrel, then came a flying tackle at the other.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • His arms closed round Cassey in a flying tackle, and they came heavily to the bridge together.

  • Dropping his rifle, Johnny executed a flying tackle, bringing the man to the ground, with a thud.

    Sign of the Green Arrow Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
  • Bud and Mel hurled themselves forward, each dropping a man with a flying tackle.

  • Ben brought the man down with a flying tackle and for seconds they wrestled on the floor.

    Daughters of Doom Herbert B. Livingston
  • Whenever he sees what he believes to be a notion he leaves his feet and tries to bring it down with a flying tackle.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun

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