tackled

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tackled \Tac"kled\, adjective Made of ropes tacked together.

My man shall be with thee, And bring thee cords made like a tackled stair. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tackle \Tac"kle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tackled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tackling}.] [Cf. LG. takeln to equip. See {Tackle}, noun]

1. To supply with tackle. --Beau. & Fl.

2. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon. [Colloq.]

3. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.

The greatest poetess of our day has wasted her time and strength in tackling windmills under conditions the most fitted to insure her defeat. --Dublin Univ. Mag.

4. (Football) To cause the ball carrier to fall to the ground, thus ending the forward motion of the ball and the play. [PJC]

5. To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem. [PJC]


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