fish tackle

  1. a tackle for fishing an anchor.

Origin of fish tackle

First recorded in 1680–90

Words Nearby fish tackle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fish tackle in a sentence

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

  • 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
  • We could hear them rigging the fish tackle and catching the hooks on the flukes of the anchors.

    The Great Quest | Charles Boardman Hawes