slide tackleslide tackle
or sliding tackle
A tackle in soccer in which the defender leaps forward or slides and extends a leg in order to disrupt the play or get possession of the ball. At some levels of play, slide tackles are illegal.
(plural slide tackles)
- (soccer) a tackle to get the ball by sliding on the ground feet-first.
(third-person singular simple present slide-tackles, present participle slide-tackling, simple past and past participle slide-tackled)
- (soccer) To tackle another player by sliding on the ground feet-first.