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(pron. taykle), a purchase in which two or more blocks are used in order to multiply the power exerted on a rope. The gain in power is equivalent to the number of parts which ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... n. 1 a mechanism consisting of ropes, pulley blocks, hooks, or other things for lifting heavy objects. 2 the running rigging and gear used to work a boat's...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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History, Social sciences
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... (pron. taykle), a purchase in which two or more blocks are used in order to multiply the power exerted on a rope. The gain in power is equivalent to the number of parts which enter and leave the moving block of the tackle, depending on whether it is rigged to advantage or disadvantage. Before the introduction of auxiliary power, tackles were employed for most lifting and or moving jobs in a vessel. There were many types, depending on their purpose and also on the number and nature of the blocks...

ground tackle

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...tackle the equipment used to anchor or moor a boat or...

reef-tackle

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
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History, Social sciences
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36 words

...tackle , a tackle which is hooked into the reef-cringle of a square sail to hoist it up to the yard for reefing . They are also used to pull fore-and-aft-rigged sails down to the boom for...

gun tackle

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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...tackle , a tackle comprising a rope rove through two single blocks with the standing part of the rope made fast to the strop of one of the blocks. It multiplies the power exerted on the fall of the tackle by three when rove to advantage . Its original use was to run out a gun after it had been loaded so that the muzzle projected through the gunport ready for firing, but being a useful tackle for many purposes it is still used afloat. See also purchase...

luff tackle

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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...tackle , a purchase which has a single and a double block , the standing part of the rope being secured to the strop of the single block, and the hauling part coming from the double block. It increases the power by four times when rove to advantage . It was originally used for hauling down the tack of a sail in a fore-and-aft rig to make the luff taut , but the term is now used to describe any tackle rove through a single and a double block. Luff upon luff , one luff tackle hooked onto the fall of another in order to double the power....

train-tackle

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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...tackle , a tackle used during battle in the days of the muzzle-loading broadside guns of the wooden ships of war. It was hooked to an eyebolt in the train of a wooden gun carriage and to a ringbolt in the deck, and used to prevent the gun from running out of the port while it was being loaded, and for running it in after firing for...

ground tackle

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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55 words

...tackle , a general term embracing all the gear carried by a ship to enable it to anchor or to moor . By some it is also held to include permanent moorings for ships and smaller vessels, including trots , but more usually the term refers only to a vessel's own means of anchoring or mooring...

tackle shuttle test

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... shuttle test A fitness test designed specifically for rugby in which the player has to move around a designated circuit and, at specific points, drive-tackle bags a predetermined distance (usually 5 m). Typically, the player completes three circuits with no rest. The time is started on a whistle and completed when the player has returned to the start...

block and tackle

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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2019

...block and tackle A lifting device consisting of two or more pulley blocks (sheaves), often arranged vertically, and a length of rope or cable passing over each pulley in turn. The mechanical advantage is proportional to the number of...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
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Language reference, History of English
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31 words

... apparatus, gear, rigging. XIII. prob. — (M)LG. takel , f. taken = MDu. tacken lay hold of; see -LE 1 . Hence tackle vb. furnish with tackle XIV; harness XVIII; grip, grapple with...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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... n. 2 [SE tackle , to handle; here one who is ‘hard to tackle’] ( Ulster ) 1 a cantankerous, verbally abusive woman. 1997 Share Slanguage . 2 a difficult child. 1997 Share Slanguage . 1998 I. Welsh Filth 88: A wee bit ay tackle pits oan some make-up, aw the red-blooded males in Saughton understand the...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... n. 1 [SE tackle , equipment, appliances etc.] 1 ( also tackling ) the male genitals. 1533 J. Heywood A Merry Play in Farmer Dramatic Writings ( 1905 ) 84: But for your labour, I would that your tackle / Were in a scalding water well sod. 1654 Mercurius Fumigosus 21 18–25 Oct. 183: A delightfull Mask or Dance is presented between Fatt Fish-wives , and leane Fisher-men , with all their Rodds, Tacklings and Baytes , Madam F--k-at-a-venter being chief Lady of that nights Revells. 1702 J. Floyer Essay to Prove Cold...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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...to tackle a hobo, sir? 1920 ‘ Sapper ’ Bulldog Drummond 19: No man could tackle that little bunch alone. 6 to fall upon (food), to eat. 1884 ‘ Mark Twain ’ Huckleberry Finn 313: So the king sneaked into the wigwam, and took to his bottle for comfort; and before long the duke tackled his bottle. 1894 C.W. Gardner Doctor and the Devil 47: We had ‘tackled’ a lunch of oysters and pie. 1910 Bulletin (Sydney) 11 Aug. 43/2: Bill 's friends liked yabbies, he said, and as a host he was going to give 'em a yabby salad such as they'd never tackled...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Length:
467 words

... • cackle , crackle, grackle, hackle, jackal, mackle, shackle, tackle • ankle , rankle • Gaskell , mascle, paschal • tabernacle • ramshackle • débâcle , diarchal, matriarchal, monarchal, patriarchal, sparkle • rascal • deckle , freckle, heckle, Jekyll, shekel, speckle • faecal ( US fecal), treacle • chicle , fickle, mickle, nickel, pickle, prickle, sickle, strickle, tickle, trickle • besprinkle , crinkle, sprinkle, tinkle, twinkle, winkle, wrinkle • fiscal • laical , Pharisaical • vehicle • stoical • cubicle • radical • medical ,...

tackle

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
5 words
tackle

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
6 words
tackle

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
159 words
tackle

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
159 words

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