gang-tackled; gangtackling; gang-tackles

transitive verb

: to bring down (a ballcarrier in football) with several tacklers

Examples of gang-tackle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, junior running back Jaylon Armstead hit the hole and bounced off a would-be tackler for a 20-yard gain on one play, then was gang-tackled for a 2-yard loss on the next snap. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gang-tackle was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Gang-tackle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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