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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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DE Arik Armstead had one solo tackle and one assisted tackled in the San Francisco 49ers' 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
That is due to the fear for being penalised when they are tackled and giving the opposition an easy three points.