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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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But he's proven himself a tough tackler and dangerous pass rusher since switching to the middle.
Top tackler was Daniel Tinson, while most improved was strong-running Aiden Douglas, whose brilliant offload set up a try for Joe Morrison.
David Clegg was Man of the Tournament with a much improved display, captain's Man of the Match was Jordan, top tackler Brandon Whittaker and everyone was given the grafter award.
Whittaker was top tackler and Brandon Sanderson was most improved.
Josh Worrall was top tackler and player of the week, with Josh Zatorski the best forward and Lambert best back.
On the 38-yard score that bumped the lead to 26 points with 1 minute, 15 seconds left in the half, Lewis ran through three downfield tacklers and into the end zone.
Top tacklers were Sam Rochford, Liam Goddard and King, while Jebel Cessay shone in attack.
Westlake running back Merrill Mullaly virtually was unstoppable Friday night, bouncing off tacklers like a runaway refrigerator while accumulating 195 yards rushing against the Panthers - probably 180 of them after first contact.
Top grafter Chance Hancock, Danny Burrows (2), Kaye and Wallace landed goals, while Thomas Wharton and Tremaine Steele were top tacklers.
Williams is among the Lobos' leading tacklers, and because he's also an excellent student, he's emerged as a potential scholarship candidate despite a varsity career that so far consists of just three games.
All the credit went to Walker, who turned the first half into his personal showcase, running wild on offense, chasing down tacklers on defense and even busting a fake punt for 28 yards.