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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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If you get through that amount of tackles - depending on the tackle type, three or four tackles in one game could be sorer than 23, it depends how it goes - but that's a phenomenal amount of work for anyone to get through.
True or False: It is legal to tackle a player by leading with the top of the helmet?
It's not just brawn that helps offensive and defensive tackles plow each other down like Mack trucks.
Unlike the other tackle that shocked Britain this week - Ian Wright's two- footed lunge at Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel.
DT Dwan Edwards recorded two tackles in the Panthers' victory.
Key losses: QB Bobby Baker (1,596 passing yards, 17 TDs, first team all-ECFC), WR Shaun Llewellyn (team-high 45 catches, 331 yards), LB Melvin Booker (team-high 95 tackles, 9 sacks, 13 tackles for loss), DB Shane Balestracci (39 tackles, 1 INT).
Keyes, who is third on the team with 37 tackles, declined an interview request by the Daily News.
The tackles would likewise rush inside out and get to the QB anyway they could.
CB Brandon Browner made five tackles in New England's win at home against Miami.
Scerra (Marlboro, 207 career catches, 26 TDs, 2,479 yards), LB Adam Straughn (team-best 85 tackles, 64 solo, 91/2 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles), LB Nick Doria (56 tackles, 43 solo, 6 tackles for loss, INT).
Injury update: Defensive tackle Chase Moline didn't practice again Tuesday.
In a 'Four' defensive line look, guards pass block the DT's, tackles block the DE's, and the center shows pass block.