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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It also showed that 76 per cent of head injuries occur in the tackle, with 72 per cent of head injuries sustained in the tackle suffered by the tackler.
Since it's so clear that you should never ever hesitate to tackle underperformance, then let's answer, "Why do so many leaders hesitate?"
An unprecedented study of concussions from 1,500 elite rugby matches determined that 76 per cent of concussions occur in the tackle with 73 per cent of concussions in the tackle sustained by the tackler, who is at 4.2 times greater risk of head injury when upright or 'high' in the tackle.
"Players who know how to tackle know how to tackle, and some who don't tackle that often get caught in that sort of halfway it was a at the if it's a one or hold your up.
With the new trial, the RFU aims to assess the impact of initiating a lower tackle height in elite adult rugby with the increase of injuries such as concussion and neck and spine injuries.
From the current literature on the tackle, it is evident that tackle characteristics and tackle injury risk profiles differ for the type of tackle (front-on vs side-on), position (forwards and backs), and playing level (Fuller et al., 2010; McIntosh et al., 2010; Quarrie and Hopkins, 2008).
"Roughly if you look at your season you want to have good averages in tackle completions and keep your missed tackles down."
The problem is when the foot is over the ball and it is then the tackle endangers the opponent's safety and deserves a red card.
But players also know when a tackle is strong but fair and when it is a wee bit naughty and intended to hurt.
Henry was fined two weeks' wages by his club after a savage tackle on Wigan's Jordi Gomez last weekend.
I tell my players to tackle and I'll keep on doing that because if you go into a tackle half-heartedly you run the risk of being injured.