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fish tackle

noun, Nautical
a tackle for fishing an anchor.
Origin of fish tackle
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Overhaul down the fish-tackle, hook the lower block to the pennant, and hook the fish-hook to the inner fluke of the anchor.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • Before sunrise is the best time, and for this fish-tackle of a different sort is required.

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