n.1.A corner; angle; niche.
2.An outer or external angle.
3.An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
4.A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
5.(Coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
6.(Mech.) A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
7.(Naut.) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
Cant frames
(Naut.) timber at the two ends of a ship, rising obliquely from the keel.
v. t.1.To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
[imp. & p. p. Canted; p. pr. & vb. n. Canting.]
2.To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
3.To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
n.1.An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
2.The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
The cant of any profession.
- Dryden.
3.The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.
They shall hear no cant from me.
- F. W. Robertson
4.Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
a.1.Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
v. i.1.To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
2.To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
The rankest rogue that ever canted.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
n.1.A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.
v. t.1.to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
Noun1.Cantcant - stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
Synonyms: buzzword
2.cant - a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
Synonyms: camber, bank
3.cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
4.cant - insincere talk about religion or morals
Synonyms: pious platitude
5.cant - two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
Synonyms: bevel, chamfer
Verb1.cant - heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
Synonyms: cant over, tilt, slant, pitch
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