- Hyphenation: tack‧le
- (transitive) If you tackle a problem, issue, question, etc., you try to solve it.
- We want an executive who solves problems and tackles issues.
- (transitive) If you tackle a person, you jump on them and pull them to the ground, usually in sports such as American football.
- (transitive) If you tackle a person in soccer, you take the ball from them.
- (countable) A tackle is an attempt to pull somebody to the ground, usually in sports such as American football.
- Gaines Adams put constant pressure on the Atlanta quarterback and finished the game with six tackles and two sacks.
- Briggs leads the team with 31 solo tackles.
- (countable) A tackle is an attempt to take the ball from somebody in sports such as soccer.
- (countable) A tackle is a position in American football (see diagram below).
- Georgia defensive tackle Kade Weston has been out the past two games with an injured knee.
- He was by far the best left tackle to have played the game in the 24 years.
- (uncountable) Fishing tackle is the equipment used to catch fish.
- He gathered his camp supplies including fishing tackle.
- He pulled out shotguns and rifles in padded cases, fishing rods, and a tackle box.
- (countable & uncountable); (singular) A block and tackle is a system of ropes and pulleys used to lift heavy weights.