Definitions of tackle:
  • noun:   (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
  • noun:   a position on the line of scrimmage
    Example: "It takes a big man to play tackle"
  • noun:   the person who plays that position on a football team
    Example: "The right tackle is a straight A student"
  • noun:   gear used in fishing
  • noun:   gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
  • verb:   seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
  • verb:   accept as a challenge
    Example: "I'll tackle this difficult task"
  • verb:   put a harness

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