Tackle - (n.) Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block.
Tackle - (n.) Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons.
Tackle - (n.) The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used.
Tackle - (n.) To supply with tackle.
Tackle - (n.) To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon.
Tackle - (n.) To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
Tackle - (n.) To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.
Entackle - (v. t.) To supply with tackle.
Fish-tackle - (n.) A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.
Tackled - (imp. & p. p.) of Tackle
Tackled - (a.) Made of ropes tacked together.
Top-tackle - (n.) A tackle used in hoisting and lowering the topmast.
Untackle - (v. t.) To unbitch; to unharness.
Tackle - —n. 1 equipment for a task or sport. 2 mechanism, esp. Of ropes, pulley-blocks, hooks, etc., for lifting weights, managing sails, etc. 3 windlass with its ropes and hooks. 4 act of tackling in football etc. —v. (-ling) 1 try to deal with (a problem or difficulty). 2 grapple with (an opponent). 3 confront (a person) in discussion or argument. 4 intercept or stop (a player running with the ball). tackler n. [low german]
Block and tackle - n. System of pulleys and ropes, esp. For lifting.
Tackle-block - n. Pulley over which a rope runs.