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  •  tackle (n.) mid-13c., "apparatus, gear," from (3+ / 0-)
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    tackle (n.)
        mid-13c., "apparatus, gear," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German takel "the rigging of a ship," perhaps related to Middle Dutch taken "grasp, seize" (see take), or perhaps from root of tack (1). Meaning "apparatus for fishing" is recorded from late 14c. http://www.etymonline.com/...

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    by BentLiberal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:02:21 PM PST

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