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Meaning of TACKLING

Pronunciation:  'takling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  taking the bull by the horns

TACKLING is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: braving, confronting, coping with, grappling
 See Also: attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, face, facing, try



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. --Walton.

3. The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he
   draws a carriage, or the like; harness.

Easton 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.