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 for fishing tackle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tackle \Tac"kle\ (?; sometimes improperly pronounced ?,
     especially by seamen), n. [OE. takel, akin to LG. & D. takel,
     Dan. takkel, Sw. tackel; perhaps akin to E. taw, v. t., or to
     take.]
     1. Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights,
        consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the
        rope and attachments, as distinct from the block, in which
        case the full appratus is referred to as a block and
        tackle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object
        is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting
        tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons. "She to her
        tackle fell." --Hudibras.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In Chaucer, it denotes usually an arrow or arrows.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Naut.) The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any
        purchase where more than one block is used.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Fall and tackle. See the Note under Pulley.
  
     Fishing tackle. See under Fishing, a.
  
     Ground tackle (Naut.), anchors, cables, etc.
  
     Gun tackle, the apparatus or appliances for hauling cannon
        in or out.
  
     Tackle fall, the rope, or rather the end of the rope, of a
        tackle, to which the power is applied.
  
     Tack tackle (Naut.), a small tackle to pull down the tacks
        of the principal sails.
  
     Tackle board, Tackle post (Ropemaking), a board, frame,
        or post, at the end of a ropewalk, for supporting the
        spindels, or whirls, for twisting the yarns.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fishing \Fish"ing\, a. [From Fishing, n.]
     Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing;
     as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing.
  
     Fishing line, a line used in catching fish.
  
     Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish;
        including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net,
        seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
  
     Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the
        line for angling.
  
     Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea
        fishing.
  
     Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line,
        rod, etc.
  
     Fishing tube (Micros.), a glass tube for selecting a
        microscopic object in a fluid.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fishing tackle
      n 1: gear used in fishing [syn: fishing gear, tackle,
           fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig]

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