Tackle vs. Tool

Tackle vs. Tool — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Tackle and Tool

Tacklenoun

The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.

Toolnoun

A device, such as a saw, shovel, or drill, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.

Tacklenoun

(often tākəl) Nautical A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.

Toolnoun

A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.

Tacklenoun

A rope and its pulley.

Toolnoun

The cutting part of such a machine.

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Tacklenoun

The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or rugby.

Toolnoun

Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one's occupation or profession

Words are the tools of our trade.

Tacklenoun

The act of obstructing a player in order to cause loss of possession of the ball, as in soccer.

Toolnoun

Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument

"Modern democracies have the fiscal and monetary tools ... to end chronic slumps and galloping inflations" (Paul A. Samuelson).

Tacklenoun

One of two offensive linemen positioned between the guard and the end on either side of the ball.

Toolnoun

Vulgar Slang The penis.

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Tacklenoun

One of two defensive linemen positioned to the inside of either end.

Toolnoun

A person used to carry out the designs of another; a dupe.

Tacklenoun

Tackle football.

Toolnoun

A bookbinder's hand stamp.

Tackleverb

To grab hold of and wrestle with (an opponent).

Toolnoun

A design impressed on a book cover by such a stamp.

Tackleverb

To stop (an opponent carrying the ball), especially by forcing the opponent to the ground.

Toolnoun

(Computers) A utility program.

Tackleverb

To obstruct (a player with the ball) in order to cause loss of possession of the ball.

Toolverb

To form, work, or decorate with a tool.

Tackleverb

To engage or deal with

tackle a perplexing problem.

Toolverb

To ornament (a book cover) with a bookbinder's tool.

Tackleverb

To harness (a horse).

Toolverb

(Slang) To drive (a vehicle)

tooled the car at 80 miles an hour.

Tackleverb

To tackle an opponent in possession of the ball.

Toolverb

To work with a tool.

Tacklenoun

A device for grasping an object and an attached means of moving it, as a rope and hook.

Toolverb

(Slang) To drive or ride in a vehicle

tooled up and down the roads.

Tacklenoun

A block and tackle.

Toolnoun

A mechanical device intended to make a task easier.

Hand me that tool, would you?I don't have the right tools to start fiddling around with the engine.

Tacklenoun

Equipment (rod, reel, line, lure, etc.) used when angling.

Toolnoun

Equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade.

Tacklenoun

equipment, gear, gadgetry.

Toolnoun

Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means.

Tacklenoun

A play where a player attempts to take control over the ball from an opponent, as in rugby or football.

Toolnoun

(computing) A piece of software used to develop software or hardware, or to perform low-level operations.

The software engineer had been developing lots of EDA tools.a tool for recovering deleted files from a disk

Tacklenoun

A play where a defender brings the ball carrier to the ground.

Toolnoun

A person or group which is used or controlled, usually unwittingly, by another person or group.

He was a tool, no more than a pawn to her.

Tacklenoun

(countable) Any instance in which one person intercepts another and forces them to the ground.

Toolnoun

(slang) Penis.

Tacklenoun

(American football) An offensive line position between a guard and an end: offensive tackle; a person playing that position.

Toolnoun

An obnoxious or uptight person.

He won't sell us tickets because it's 3:01, and they went off sale at 3. That guy's such a tool.

Tacklenoun

(American football) A defensive position between two defensive ends: defensive tackle; a person playing that position.

Toolverb

(transitive) To work on or shape with tools, e.g., hand-tooled leather.

Tacklenoun

(slang) A man's genitalia.

Toolverb

(transitive) To equip with tools.

Tackleverb

To force a person to the ground with the weight of one's own body, usually by jumping on top or slamming one's weight into him or her.

Toolverb

(intransitive) To work very hard.

Tackleverb

To face or deal with, attempting to overcome or fight down.

The government's measures to tackle crime were insufficient.

Toolverb

To put down another person (possibly in a subtle, hidden way), and in that way to use him or her to meet a goal.

Dude, he's not your friend. He's just tooling you.

Tackleverb

(sports) To attempt to take away a ball.

Toolverb

To intentionally attack the ball so that it deflects off a blocker out of bounds.

Tackleverb

To bring a ball carrier to the ground.

Toolverb

To drive (a coach, etc.)

Tackleverb

To "hit on" or pursue a person that one is interested in.

Toolverb

To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.

Tacklenoun

the person who plays that position on a football team;

the right tackle is a straight A student

Toolnoun

an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Tacklenoun

gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

Toolnoun

the means whereby some act is accomplished;

my greed was the instrument of my destructionscience has given us new tools to fight disease

Tacklenoun

gear used in fishing

Toolnoun

a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Tacklenoun

a position on the line of scrimmage;

it takes a big man to play tackle

Toolnoun

obscene terms for penis

Tacklenoun

(American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

Toolverb

drive;

The convertible tooled down the street

Tackleverb

accept as a challenge;

I'll tackle this difficult task

Toolverb

ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it;

We tooled down the street

Tackleverb

put a harness;

harness the horse

Toolverb

furnish with tools

Tackleverb

seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball

Toolverb

work with a tool