What does the word tackle mean?

Usage examples for tackle

  1. " Tackle, sir, mostly," replied Tom. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. And just while I was wishing for something really big to tackle, it came along in the shape of that big floor- walker! – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  3. It was only on the way to his house that the rod and the tackle- box struck me as an excellent excuse for so early a morning call. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris