Angling vs Tackle - What's the difference?

angling | tackle |


As verbs the difference between angling and tackle

is that angling is (fishing) while tackle is to face or deal with attempting to overcome or fight down.

As nouns the difference between angling and tackle

is that angling is a form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport while tackle is (nautical) a system of ropes and blocks used to increase the force applied to the free end of the rope.

angling

English

Verb

(head)
  • (fishing)
  • Noun

    (wikipedia angling)
  • A form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport.
  • * Thomas Barker
  • It is a speciall point to have the sun and moon before you, for the very motion of the rod drives all pleasure from you, either by day or by night; in all your anglings , both with worms and flyes, there must be a great care of that.

    Synonyms

    * the gentle craft

    tackle

    English

    Noun

  • (nautical) A system of ropes and blocks used to increase the force applied to the free end of the rope.
  • (fishing, uncountable) Equipment (rod, reel, line, lure, etc.) used when angling.
  • (uncountable, informal) By extension, any piece of equipment, particularly gadgetry.
  • * 2004 June 24–30, "Jeff Gordon Never Gets Tired Of Seeing Face On Cheap Plastic Crap", '', available in ''Embedded in America , ISBN 1400054567, page 193,
  • ... an illuminated license-plate frame bearing his likeness, signature, and yellow number 24. "That there's a real nice piece of tackle . ..."
  • (sports, countable) A play where a player attempts to take control over the ball from an opponent, as in rugby or football.
  • (American football, countable) A play where a defender brings the ball carrier to the ground.
  • (countable) Any instance in which one person forces another to the ground.
  • (American football, uncountable) The offensive positions between each guard and end, offensive tackle.
  • (American football, countable) A person playing that position.
  • (American football, uncountable) The defensive positions between two ends, defensive tackle.
  • (American football, countable) A person playing that position.
  • (slang) A man's genitalia.
  • Derived terms

    * grapple tackle * spear tackle

    Verb

  • to face or deal with attempting to overcome or fight down
  • The government's measures to tackle crime were insufficient.
  • (sports) to attempt to take away a ball
  • (American football) to bring a ball carrier to the ground