tackle

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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
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Born in Los Angeles to a mother who was a Ziegfeld Follies dancer and a father who was once a pro football tackle, Newmar danced in many films and worked as a choreographer before she made it big.
A DRUG dealer has been sent back to jail after his electronic tag broke off in a football tackle.
For instance, the force of a football tackle could easily rotate their joints out of alignment, leading to a torn ligament.
He knew he had been sent off, obviously, but thought it was just a normal football tackle.
Likening Lineker's column to a football tackle, he added: 'Swept along ona wave of misplaced indignation at Bernie Mandic, Mr Lineker charged on to this particular pitch and cut down Harry Kewell in a clumsy and misinformed challenge causing serious injury to his reputation and feelings.