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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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  • Blaine met his rush with a flying tackle that brought him down crashing.

    The Copper-Clad World Harl Vincent
  • I know all about amo, amas, amat, and how to make a flying tackle.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • 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
  • His arms closed round Cassey in a flying tackle, and they came heavily to the bridge together.

  • Hard luck, old scout,” condoled Lester, “but that flying tackle of yours was a dandy.

    The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall

    Spencer Davenport
  • The next instant Tom, who had distanced Mr. Jenks, made a flying tackle for the figure in white, and caught it around the legs.

  • 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
  • And without more ado, he made a flying tackle, his arms locking about Bobs knees.

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