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tackle

1. any mechanical system for lifting or pulling, esp an arrangement of ropes and pulleys designed to lift heavy weights
2. Nautical the halyards and other running rigging aboard a vessel
3. American football a defensive lineman

tackle

[′tak·əl or ′tāk·əl (naval usage)]
(mechanical engineering)
Any arrangement of ropes and pulleys to gain a mechanical advantage.
(naval architecture)
An assemblage of lines and blocks in which the line passes through more than one block.

tackle

tackle
A mechanism for shifting, raising, or lowering objects or materials, such as a rope and pulley block or an assembly of ropes and pulley blocks.
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Maybe because they are more interested in rugby tackles than their wedding tackle they lose the use of it
For non-rugby types, gouging is one of the deadly sins of the sport along with biting, kicking or stamping an opponent's head, spear tackling and intentional attacks on wedding tackle.
The Crieff-born star also told how he even had his wedding tackle tattooed in one film.
Ouija Board's owner and trainer have been commended for keeping her going until the age of five, but when you have a male horse with no wedding tackle, there's little pressure to send him in to retirement, even at the age of eight.
Nicada is another two-year-old soon to lose his wedding tackle, despite his hard-fought success in the 1m nursery.
We had wholly unappetising shots of the conceited cook taking his shirt off last night, and countless jibes about the size of his hopeless subject's wedding tackle.
Amanda is now working on a new film, The Wedding Tackle, and will be seen as Diana Dors in The Blonde Bombshell in February.
ANY married man with children who has unprotected sex with the partner (or freshly ex-partner) of a close friend clearly believes that this universe revolves around his wedding tackle.
Smart Instinct, whose 'playboy' mentality cost him his wedding tackle at the beginning of the summer, confirmed himself a potentially high-class racehorse when winning the Horn Blower Stakes in the hands of Tony Hamilton, beating Holdin Foldin by two lengths.
But still he's seen, among the people who allude to "our boys" as some kind of champion dispossessed by Johnny Foreigner who can't understand that having a boot in your wedding tackle is British sportsmanship.
TheRecord reported this week that there is a link between the size of testicles and brains,based on a study of bats - the smaller the brain the bigger the wedding tackle.
Implying a certain limpness of wedding tackle is pretty crushing, but saying a man smells, now that really is damning.