ground tackle

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Noun1.Ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from movingground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
flue, fluke - flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
grapnel anchor, grapnel - a light anchor for small boats
claw, hook - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
mooring anchor - an anchor used to hold a mooring buoy or a channel marker in place
mushroom anchor - an anchor used for semipermanent moorings; has a bowl-shaped head that will dig in however it falls
shank, stem - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
sheet anchor, waist anchor - spare anchor for use in emergency
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
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e 23-year-old midelder had been virtually ever present until a training ground tackle left him with strained ligaments.
Wes Hoolahan shipped a minor knock in a training ground tackle but is fine to play a role if needed against Poland.
The 28-year-old had featured in every league game before he broke a metatarsal in an innocuous training ground tackle with James Henry four weeks ago.
After a freak training ground tackle on assistant boss Simon Donnelly, O'Donnell has ended up sporting an aircast boot that has ruled him out for four to six weeks again.
The forecastle is the forward part of the main deck and is home to the ship's ground tackle, all the equipment used in anchoring.
They distill their accumulated wisdom in plain terms, with particular emphasis on controlling maintenance costs (one's ground tackle and dinghy are potentially critically important, and there are tips, tricks, and techniques to extending the life of one's sails), provisioning appropriately, and planning one's overall trip.
X-rays suggest the tall target man may not have broken his leg after all in a training ground tackle, easing Rovers' fears about last season's leading marksman.
Other no-brainers include a first-aid kit, good ground tackle and a reliable means of calling for help.

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