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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
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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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We played Nottingham Forest at Stoke and I put in plenty of tackles that day.
He added: "I felt it was a tackle meant to impress."
Little says he will accept Harrison's punishment if the footage shows the Rovers player mistimed the tackle.
He said: "As soon as I saw the tackle and saw Derek's leg bend, I thought it was a bad one.
The RFU are poised to introduced a new tackle height in the 43-match Championship Cup competition - English rugby's second tier - and represents a major player safety initiative.
The F back steps laterally to the away side with the Q and blocks the DE after the away tackle releases him.
And the Scarlets supremo claimed: "There were other illegal and dangerous tackles, shoulder barges and high tackles.
Our fullback will "cheat" slightly to the left in his alignment, and then, on the snap, lead inside the left tackles block and look for the linebacker to that side.
In other words, if you'reheld up over the line on the fourth tackle, you keep the ball but only have two tackles left in the set.
Still, they illustrate what's been visible to the naked eye: too many open receivers, too many big plays and too many missed tackles.
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