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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tac·kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tackled p. pr. & vb. n. Tackling.]
 1. To supply with tackle.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tac·kling, n. Naut.
 1. Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
 2. Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling.
 3. The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : taking the bull by the horns [syn: braving, confronting,
           coping with, grappling]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Isa. 33:23), the ropes attached to the mast of a ship. In Acts
    27:19 this word means generally the furniture of the ship or the
    "gear" (27:17), all that could be removed from the ship.