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[ tak-ling ]


, Archaic.
  1. equipment; tackle.

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Other Words From

  • un·tackling adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tackling1

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; tackle, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Ndombele rarely wastes the ball, but when he does, his tackling ability means he’s as big an asset pressing to win the ball back as he is with the ball at his feet going forward.

Tailback Jamaal Williams had a 13-yard touchdown run for the Packers that featured some weak tackling attempts by Chicago defenders.

Another angle Robinov suggests as a possibility for Peter Parker/Spider-Man is a franchise reboot tackling Spidey as… an adult.

It is an episode that is so on-the-nose in its tackling of pro-choice debates that you can practically see the freckles.

Mark Zuckerberg is putting $25 million towards tackling an epidemic that has paralyzed the world.

In tackling this issue, Watson is, whether she knows it or not, also implicitly taking on a broader issue.

Memphis is hardly the only city that has started tackling the backlog.

“He must get up again,” retorted Lon, and he was for tackling the bell-pull once more.

That's why I don't mind tackling cabmen—they sit all day, and all they've got to say is 'rat-tat,' and they've done.

The moment I blow the whistle, you watch out for the tackling clutch to come down and lock it around the tree.

He was one of the bigger kids there already, and he was fond of "accidentally" tackling you at the end of a chase.

I made it as far as the other end of the alley before she caught up with me, tackling me from behind and sending me sprawling.





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