Dictionary Results for tackle


1. tackle - noun

· the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student"

Hypernym(s): lineman




2. tackle - noun

· gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

Synonym(s): rigging

Hypernym(s): gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance




3. tackle - noun

· gear used in fishing

Synonym(s): fishing_gear, fishing_tackle, fishing_rig, rig

Hypernym(s): gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance




4. tackle - noun

· (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle"

Hypernym(s): lineman




5. tackle - noun

· (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

Hypernym(s): football_play




6. tackle - verb

· accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"

Synonym(s): undertake, take_on

Hypernym(s): confront, face_up, face




7. tackle - verb

· put a harness; "harness the horse"

Synonym(s): harness

Hypernym(s): attach




8. tackle - verb

· seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

Hypernym(s): attack, aggress





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