Definition of tackler in US English:

tackler

noun

  • See tackle

    • ‘The second row left the defence for dead with a 30-metre gallop, brushing off at least three would-be tacklers in the process.’
    • ‘A one-handed pass around the back of Henson put Barry clear on a long run, only to be held just short by three Welsh tacklers.’
    • ‘The scoring began again soon after the restart as Rowe pushed off three tacklers for his second try and Broadhurst also forced his way over.’
    • ‘Shrugging off three tacklers, he raced for the line only to be held a metre short but from the ruck the ball was recycled for the waiting Ashman to score.’
    • ‘Defensively they also looked sound with tacklers crowding out Ulster's attempts to put runners through the middle.’

Pronunciation

tackler

/ˈtak(ə)lər//ˈtæk(ə)lər/