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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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Man of the Match went to Jamie Kelly, best tackler went to Nathan Taylor, and grafter went to Ronan Costello.
Player of the match was Aidan, Rowan was awarded top tackler and most improved went to Zacharia Wrigley-Jones.
He did not, however, tell them how to meet a tackler and did not warn them of the dangers of making initial contact with the head.
The other top tackler was Vaughn Corcoran, who claimed five tries and put in some textbook tackles.
So much so that top tackler of the game was awarded to Daniel May, who put in some textbook tackles.
UCLA junior linebacker Spencer Havner, who is the Pacific-10 Conference's leading tackler, was fitted for a cast for his ailing right hand and will wear it Saturday at Oregon.
Best Tackler award was shared by Jake Rose and Steven Hoyle, both of whom supported their team-mates throughout the match.
Leading tackler Joey LaRocque of College of the Canyons could miss the final football game of the regular season for the Cougars (9-0, 6-0) against visiting Moorpark (6-3, 5-1) at 7 p.
They then showed stern defence, with top tackler Steven Hoyle putting in some big hits.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior is the leading receiver and tackler for Saugus (6-3, 2-2).
Top Tackler Jake Rose had a fantastic first match and made some text book tackles.
Defences were on top at the start, with Meltham well served by top tackler Joe Morrison, Dan Tinson, Harry Jackson, and Aiden Douglas.