tackler

Definitions

  • 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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Usage

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 this case, two people, a man and his wife, became at cross purposes with what was called the tackler.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He was the fastest dribbler in the team, and a capital tackler.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
But he had actually only served to further demonstrate Dave's great ability to dump would-be tacklers.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
Down slipped the tackler's hands, down from the hips to the knees, to the ankles.
"Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Of the four players behind the line, the full-back must be a sure catcher and tackler and a fast runner.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
He must keep close to Pat and block off the tackler.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
It seems almost unnecessary to say that a high tackler has no chance whatever as an end rusher.
"American Football" by Walter Camp
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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.
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