Definitions For Tackle


  • (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
  • (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  • Gear used in fishing
  • Gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
  • The person who plays that position on a football team
  • To forcefully seize (someone) and cause that person to fall to the ground
  • To force (the player with the ball) to fall to the ground
  • To try to get the ball from (an opposing player who has it)


  • Seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
  • Put a harness
  • Accept as a challenge

Is Tackle a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Tackle is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tackle in a Sentence

  • A box for fishing tackle
  • He made two tackles in the first half.
  • The police officer tackled him as he tried to escape.
  • He was tackled at the line of scrimmage.
  • I'll tackle my homework later.

Synonyms for Tackle

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