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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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Over the two seasons, the tackler sustained a significantly higher injury rate than the ball carrier (Fig.
1 second intervals were obtained for both the ball-carrier and the tackler.
Hart LB Patrick Larimore is the league's leading tackler with an average of 10.
There is no way for them to get between him and the tacklers without having to outrun him.
Under 10: Aaryn Golding-Belafonte grafter of the year, Johnny Kinder-Hudson most improved player,Vaughn Corcoran player of year, Owen Simpson sportsman of year, Abigail Rice players' player of year and Alfie Broscombe top tackler.
There is not a rugby ball in sight as the guys resurrect the age-old playground game, where runners try to get past tacklers in a full-contact version of tag.
Ironically, his former club West Ham have two of the top five tacklers in the top flight in Nigel Winterburn and highly-rated Michael Carrick.
Top tackler and player of the match was Joe and most improved player went to Edward.
Thompson, a 15-year-old running back, caught a pass on the sideline and attempted to lower his head and run through an approaching tackler.
Joint top tackler award went to Nathan, who was always looking for the ball and put in some strong tackles.
Bodies fly around, and there are plenty of times where a tackler will seem to come out of nowhere to nuke an unaware ball carrier.