tack·​ling | \ ˈta-kliŋ How to pronounce tackling (audio) , nautical often ˈtā- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Based on current local safety ordinances, the four California schools wouldn’t be able to have tackling and would have other restrictions on practices if they were held now. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Pac-12 reveals 10-game football schedule; Cal cancels season tickets," 31 July 2020 But our business is really day-to-day blocking and tackling. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "In front office shakeup, Dallas Stars’ Jim Lites transitions to team chairman, Brad Alberts becomes CEO," 10 July 2020 Football programs have also put more tackling and contact restrictions on the game. Jen Christensen, CNN, "As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits," 9 July 2020 Football is a brutal sport, and Jimmie – who specializes in tackling – has had his share of broken bones and other injuries. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "Yoga is ‘superfuel’ to NFL player Jimmie Ward," 9 July 2020 Teevens and the school developed the MVP robot after Ivy League football coaches voted unanimously to ban tackling during regular season practices out of concern for players sustaining concussions. oregonlive, "Watch: Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson conducts workout against a big ‘dummy’," 2 July 2020 While there is no tackling in the spring practices, there is a lot of on-field training and muscle-memory work. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "Thinking about Kareem Hunt & Odell Beckham, will they be happy? Let’s talk Cleveland Browns!," 27 June 2020 Analysis, planning, intellectual discipline and rigor, evaluation of results, course corrections, and the like are the blocking and tackling of presidential decision-making, the unglamorous side of the job. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Congress wants its own inquiry into leadership failures in response to virus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt," 22 June 2020 As long as Woods can clean up his tackling, more turnovers will certainly create Pro Bowl buzz for the Louisiana Tech product. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 Cowboys who will soar in 2020, including how Xavier Woods can evolve into a Pro Bowl-caliber safety," 15 June 2020

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2020

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“Tackling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackling. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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