Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tackle

5 senses of tackle

Sense 1
tackle -- (the person who plays that position on a football team; "the right tackle is a straight A student")
       => lineman -- (one of the players on the line of scrimmage)

Sense 2
rigging, tackle -- (gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails)
       => gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance -- (equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.)

Sense 3
fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig -- (gear used in fishing)
       => gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance -- (equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.)

Sense 4
tackle -- ((American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "it takes a big man to play tackle")
       => lineman -- ((American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage)

Sense 5
tackle -- ((American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground)
       => football play -- ((American football) a play by the offensive team)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tackle

3 senses of tackle

Sense 1
undertake, tackle, take on -- (accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task")
       => confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")

Sense 2
harness, tackle -- (put a harness; "harness the horse")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 3
tackle -- (seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball)
       => attack, aggress -- (take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack")

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