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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tackling \Tac"kling\, n. (Naut.) 1. Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling. --Walton. [1913 Webster] 3. The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tackle \Tac"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tackled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tackling.] [Cf. LG. takeln to equip. See Tackle, n.] 1. To supply with tackle. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game. [1913 Webster] The greatest poetess of our day has wasted her time and strength in tackling windmills under conditions the most fitted to insure her defeat. --Dublin Univ. Mag. [1913 Webster] 4. (Football) To cause the ball carrier to fall to the ground, thus ending the forward motion of the ball and the play. [PJC] 5. To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem. [PJC]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Tackling (Isa. 33:23), the ropes attached to the mast of a ship. In Acts 27:19 this word means generally the furniture of the ship or the "gear" (27:17), all that could be removed from the ship.