Learn how to say Tackle correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word tackle:
1 [mass noun] the equipment required for a task or sport:
(also wedding tackle) British vulgar slang a man’s genitals.
2a mechanism consisting of ropes, pulley blocks, hooks, or other things for lifting heavy objects.
the running rigging and pulleys used to work a boat’s sails.
3 Soccer & Hockey an act of playing the ball, or attempting to do so, when it is in the possession of an opponent:
he was only prevented from scoring by a fine tackle
American Football & Rugby an act of seizing and attempting to stop a player in possession of the ball.
4 American Football a player who lines up next to the end along the line of scrimmage.
1make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task):
police have launched an initiative to tackle rising crime
initiate discussion with (someone) about a disputed or sensitive issue:
a young man tackled him over why the council had spent money on a swimming pool
2 Soccer & Hockey try to take the ball from (an opponent) by intercepting them:
the first scoring chance came when Orrell tackled Webb
he tackled well and covered expertly
American Football & Rugby try to stop the forward progress of (the ball carrier) by seizing them and knocking them to the ground:
(as noun tackling)
the rules state that there must be no pressure scrums or tough tackling
Middle English (denoting equipment for a specific task): probably from Middle Low German takel, from taken ‘lay hold of’. Early senses of the verb (late Middle English) described the provision and handling of a ship’s equipment