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- n. A footballer who tackles another.
- n. (dated, UK) A person who repairs weaving looms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, one of a number of small chains put around loaded corves to keep the coal from falling off.
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- n. a football player who tackles the ball carrier
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Dolphins 'leading tackler is always around the ball (a sack, three forced fumbles); Ryan Clark, Pitt.
Special teams: Adrian Peterson and Cameron Worrell, Chicago — Peterson leads in special teams tackles over the last three seasons; Worrell, also a good tackler, is usually the first guy downfield and not easy to block.
CB: Antoine Winfield, Minnesota — What does it say when team's leading tackler is tough little corner?
When the tackler is shorter than the target..guess what will hit first? even proper form tackling will mean the helmet will lead when the opponent is tackled and yet the football
(BB: Amazing to watch, the double highest tackler from a forward, great to see after some quite 2 weeks.
Offensive minds understand that most run plays are spilled by some and boxed by others to buy time for your tackler, which is your inside linebacker.
Chris Clemons gives the Dolphins the kind of tackler they need at free safety.
Derek Fisher, the "tackler", was ejected from the game, and suspended from playing in Game 3 in Houston.
He then proved he was a solid tackler, ranking second on the team with 94 stops, with the ability to make pivotal plays.
Stuckey was the Jayhawks 'leading tackler with 93 stops in 2009.