tackle

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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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Martin Taylor's X-rated lunge on Arsenal's Eduardo on Saturday was dubbed the most shocking football tackle ever.
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Stoke City manager Tony Pulis defended his player, saying: "When I played football tackles were a big part of the game - nowadays it seems you can't touch anybody.
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