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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TACKLE

They were quick enough in putting these to; yet how they managed it with their tackle, I know not.

Then I made up my mind I'd tackle you and keep at it till I got to know you.

Well, you wait and see how I'll tackle these this very evening.

Mr. Bud proposed that they should go down to the saloon and "tackle the soup."

You wouldn't much like to tackle him in argeyment, I'm thinking, sir.'

He must have nerve to tackle her after he saw her squelch you.

I could tackle the two of them, begging your pardon, ladies.

But I'll be in harder condition before I tackle such a job again.

Philip sniffed it from the porch after breakfast and then gathered up his tackle for cod.

And anyway, if trouble should come along, there would be two of them now to tackle it.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "apparatus, gear," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German takel "the rigging of a ship," perhaps related to Middle Dutch taken "grasp, seize" (see take (v.)), or perhaps from root of tack (n.1). Meaning "apparatus for fishing" is recorded from late 14c. The noun meaning "act of tackling" in the sporting sense is recorded from 1876 (see tackle (v.)); as the name of a position in North American football, it is recorded from 1884.

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