• WordNet 3.6
    • n tackler a football player who tackles the ball carrier
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tackler In mining, one of a number of small chains put around loaded corves to keep the coal from falling off.
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In literature:

They were quite close to him now, and crouching low, like tacklers on a gridiron.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
But one of the men clung to him; they came to the ground together like tackler and tackled in a football game.
"The Cruise of the Jasper B." by Don Marquis
He told us that he was a "tackler" by trade.
"Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine" by Edwin Waugh
Never mind how many tacklers there are; the ball's in play until the whistle sounds.
"Behind the Line" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The two ends must be fleet of foot and quick, sure tacklers.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
He would always turn toward the tackler instead of away, and it had the effect of throwing him over his head.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
He struck Felicity like a vicious tackler yet did not go down, but leaped again.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
The big miner grunted, but hung on like a football tackler.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Like a football tackler the body plunged forward to Sam's feet.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
He went down clinging to Goodhue, buried under a mass of his own tacklers.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson

In poetry:

"When t' tackler coom wi' t' slate, to-day, he fairly carried on;
An' towd me he'd be like to try an' find a better mon.
He waited for me comin' eawt, as soon as th' engine stopped;
An' sed aw needn't gooa no mooar, because mi looms wur shopped.
"Owd Ailse's Thrift." by William Baron

In news:

White is leading tackler for Hawks.
Derek Wolfe Broncos' leading tackler in preseason.
Red Raiders' third-leading tackler in '11 dismissed from team.
State kicks star QB, suspends leading tackler after bar brawl.
Broncos' leading tackler , Wesley Woodyard,misses second straight practice.
Oklahoma's leading tackler , Travis Lewis, breaks his foot College football.
Ex-Plano East player top tackler .
Vanderbilt's top tackler likely to miss next contest with injury.
She's a slight-of-build teenager with a soft voice — but she's a clothes-line tackler.
In a photo from Oct 13, 1945, Army's Doc Blanchard (35) weaves through three potential Michigan tacklers.
Cushing , Houston's leading tackler, was hurt in the Texans' 23-17 win over the New York Jets on Monday night on a low, rolling hit by guard Matt Slauson.
Lee, the team's leading tackler with 58 stops, got hurt in the second half of Sunday's win at Carolina.
Frank Gore toughest tackler is on his own team.
Frank Gore toughest tackler is on his own team.
As a prolific tackler, Sean Spence has drawn comparisons to another former University of Miami player == Jonathan Vilma.