Definition of tackle fall in English:

tackle fall

Syllabification: tack·le fall

noun

A rope for applying force to the blocks of a tackle. See tackle (sense 2) of the noun).
More example sentences
  • When there are fourteen or more men at a gun, the Port Tackleman and Side Tacklemen, on lower decks, lead out port tackle falls and assist in tricing up port, and when high enough, belay the fall.
  • Take the slack out of the stay by adjusting the tackle fall, then put a tiny drop of super-glue in the last hole to secure the fall.
  • A memorandum from Colonel George Taylor, dated Middleton, March 12, 1776, states, ‘Received from Wm. Malcolm, eight copper lamps, two tackle falls and blocks, and three casks, and a part of a cask of oil, being articles brought from the light-house on Sandy Hook.’

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Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
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