- either of the linemen stationed between a guard and an end.
- the position played by this lineman.
verb (used with object), tack·led, tack·ling.
verb (used without object), tack·led, tack·ling.
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Origin of tackle
OTHER WORDS FROM tackletackler, nounre·tack·le, verb (used with object), re·tack·led, re·tack·ling.
Words nearby tackle
Example sentences from the Web for tackle
Huffing and puffing and running your bodies into each other on the football field is not a that big of a problem, because they’re usually playing outdoors, and the close contact of a tackle is relatively quick.Of Course Eating Together, Not Tackling, Spread COVID-19 Among NFL Players|Jaya Saxena|October 22, 2020|Eater
Bait, about the size of small dog biscuits, can be purchased from a coastal feed, hardware, or tackle store.14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean|By Bob McNally/Field & Stream|October 19, 2020|Popular Science
So, he lines up across Pittsburgh Steelers, nose tackle, twice a year.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 10, 2020|Freakonomics
The defense is typically willing to allow an offense to throw to wide-open players short, then rally to make a tackle for a short gain.Our New Metric Shows How Good NFL Receivers Are At Creating Separation|Josh Hermsmeyer|August 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Also among top NFL opt-outs were guard Larry Warford, who’s been named to the Pro Bowl three years running, and Nate Solder, one of the best offensive tackles of the past decade.The Best Players Opting Out Of The NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL And MLB In 2020|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|August 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But there was still a paper to get out in Washington, and I went there late in the afternoon to tackle the dismal job.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was inspiration enough to help us tackle the usually dreaded summer to fall wardrobe transition.
What were the biggest hurdles for you on The Sopranos as far as storylines to tackle, or storylines to wrap up?David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’|Marlow Stern|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
India has little or nothing to contribute to American efforts to tackle the crises in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq.John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India?|Tunku Varadarajan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Directed by Michael Dowse, What If, in select theaters Aug. 8, sees Radcliffe tackle his most “adult” role to date: romcom lead.Daniel Radcliffe on Sex, ‘Harry Potter,’ and Complicated Relationships|Marlow Stern|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is an ill look-out for the cycle mechanic who is not prepared to tackle the new problems that will arise.Anticipations|Herbert George Wells
They're all-fired fast, but it's funny how they stop when you tackle them.Football Days|William H. Edwards
A quartermaster, summoned from the forecastle, hoisted a block and tackle to a derrick.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
Society, official and unofficial, kept rather strictly to their tackle; their mode of movement not that of loose oxen at all!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Looking back, I saw Piragoff slowly rise to the pull of the tackle until he was upright with his feet just touching the floor.The Uttermost Farthing|R. Austin Freeman