Found 2 items, similar to tilt.
English → English
v 1: to incline or bend from a vertical position; “She leaned
over the banister”
2: heel over; “The tower is tilting”
; “The ceiling is slanting”
, cant over
3: move sideways or in an unsteady way; “The ship careened out
4: charge with a tilt
n 1: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each
other with blunted lances [syn: joust
2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
disagreement; “they were involved in a violent argument”
3: a slight but noticeable partiality; “the court's tilt toward
4: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs
from the vertical; “the tower had a pronounced tilt”
ship developed a list to starboard”
; “he walked with a
heavy inclination to the right”
5: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: rock
English → English
1. A thrust, as with a lance. --Addison.
2. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants
attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
3. See Tilt hammer
, in the Vocabulary.
4. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
, with full force. --Dampier.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tilted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To cover with a tilt, or awning.
, v. t. [OE. tilten, tulten, to totter, fall, AS.
tealt unstable, precarious; akin to tealtrian to totter, to
vacillate, D. tel amble, ambling pace, G. zelt, Icel. t["o]lt
an ambling pace, t["o]lta to amble. Cf. Totter
1. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging
liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
2. To point or thrust, as a lance.
Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance. --J.
3. To point or thrust a weapon at. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
4. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel
in order to render it more ductile.
, v. i.
1. To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the
military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a
combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to
engage in any combat or movement resembling that of
horsemen tilting with lances.
With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.
Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast.
But in this tournament can no man tilt. --Tennyson.
The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the ?urges flew.
2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward
by the muscles of the back. --Grew.
(t[i^]lt), n. [OE. telt (perhaps from the Danish),
teld, AS. teld, geteld; akin to OD. telde, G. zelt, Icel.
tjald, Sw. t["a]lt, tj["a]ll, Dan. telt, and AS. beteldan to
1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent. --Denham.
2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
3. (Naut.) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning
extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
(Naut.), a boat covered with canvas or other
(Arch.), a round-headed roof, like the canopy of