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

Definition of tackling

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Recent Examples on the Web The Cougars also practiced a couple of times with an emphasis on fundamentals like blocking and tackling. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2021 Injuries are as much a part of football as blocking and tackling, and teams like the Ravens, with an abundance of depth, can absorb more than most teams in the NFL. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Instead of sharpening tools like passing, blocking and tackling, Manual went at a more controlled pace in the gymnasium. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 20 Aug. 2021 The 33-yarder to Traeshon Holden went for a touchdown on a play the cornerback really bungled the tackling angle. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2022 The show also makes a number of storytelling and production choices that have helped DS9 seem more relevant in recent years than ever before, including tackling issues about race, religious fundamentalism, and war on a regular basis. Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 12 Sep. 2022 Lanning felt the defense, which was carved up during last week’s loss, did much better at tackling, the offense did well protecting the ball and the execution was improved all-around. oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2022 Later in his media session, after answering a question about poor tackling from his run defense, Whittingham, unprovoked, went back to the Rising keeper. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Sep. 2022 And open-field tackling saved a few potential breakaways for both teams. Marc Bona, cleveland, 4 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tackling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Tackling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackling. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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