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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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Since it's so clear that you should never ever hesitate to tackle underperformance, then let's answer, "Why do so many leaders hesitate?
It's a type of tackle that teams are using, just like a chop tackle is, just like an assist tackle, but I would prefer not to comment on what Shaun Edwards has said, because that's outside of this environment and I don't want to be commenting on that.
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O'Brien led the way in terms of tackles (23) and carries (12) for Ireland in their eight-point 6 Nations win.
Nowadays located in Grey Street, Newcastle, they stock a full range of fishing tackle for all aspects of angling.
Coaching point: Instruct players to keep the head up when making a tackle.
It's not just brawn that helps offensive and defensive tackles plow each other down like Mack trucks.
He's an attacker playing in defence and he didn't make the tackle properly.
will initiate its Kickstarter campaign, providing a 30-day period for pledged donations to raise the $30,000 needed to put the tackle box on the market.
If we have been guilty of such a tackle, it's simply down to poor technique and a mistake on our behalf, and if we end up tackling around the head we deserve to be penalised.
Still to be won is the Shakespeare Hurricane 12-foot beach castor, valued at pounds 40 and donated by North East Tackle (Ryhope Road, Sunderland, 0191 510 3573).
We usually assigned draw responsibility to our right tackle, while our LT was the better pass rusher.