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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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The most common type of injury among the tacklers was lacerations followed by joint sprains and concussions.
In the sample of front on tackles studied, despite the mass advantage ball-carriers had over tacklers before contact, momentum before front tackles were proportionally even between ball-carriers and tacklers, and the frequency of tackle dominance was just under 50%.
Player of the match went to Rowan, top tackler was Aidan and most improved was Zack Marshall.
But he's proven himself a tough tackler and dangerous pass rusher since switching to the middle.
With 2 minutes, 21 seconds remaining, Strong broke through the line on a third-down carry, then slid between two tacklers on a 54-yard touchdown run that gave host Nordhoff a stunning 35-28 upset of top-ranked Oaks Christian.
Scrum half and top tackler Luke Pogson had another fine game, slotting over three conversions and dictating play from half back.
Top tackler was Daniel Tinson, while most improved was strong-running Aiden Douglas, whose brilliant offload set up a try for Joe Morrison.
This was a much closer game in the slippery conditions, but Jordan Paga defied the conditions to score a stunning length-of-the-pitch, sidestepping five would-be tacklers in the process.
Milton, who is 5-foot-10, 210 pounds, gained much of his yardage by bulldozing through would-be tacklers after initial contact.
Byrne and Sylvester were joint man-of-the-match, with Joshua Blackmore and Alexander the top tacklers and Kyle Cross and Zak Duke the most improved.
Watson remembered it usually took several tacklers to bring Jacobs down.
Matthew Brearley was player of the week and Jacob Glover and Oliver Szlachcic were joint top tacklers.