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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Gear; tackle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of tackle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
  • n. Instruments of action.
  • n. The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which is used to tackle with; anything that serves as tackle, or as part of a tackle; means of attaching one thing to another, as for hold, purchase, or draft: used of the rigging or the working parts of a ship, of the holding parts or the whole of a harness of any kind, of appliances for angling or other sport, of military equipments, etc.

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  • To clear herself,
    For sending him no aid, she came from Egypt.
    Her galley down the silver Cydnus rowed,
    The tackling silk, the streamers waved with gold;
    The gentle winds were lodged in purple sails:

    - John Dryden, 'All for Love'.

    September 20, 2009