Tac"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tackled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tackling.] [Cf. LG. takeln to equip. See Tackle, n.] 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.
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.
(Football) To cause the ball carrier to fall to the ground, thus ending the forward motion of the ball and the play.
5. To begin to deal with; as, to
tackle the problem.
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