Pronunciation: tĭlt
n.1.A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
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.
Tilt boat
(Naut.) a boat covered with canvas or other cloth.
Tilt roof
(Arch.) a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon.
v. t.1.To cover with a tilt, or awning.
[imp. & p. p. Tilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tilting.]
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. Philips.
3.To point or thrust a weapon at.
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.
But in this tournament can no man tilt.
- Tennyson.
2.To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
n.1.A thrust, as with a lance.
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.
Full tilt
with full force.
- Dampier.
Noun1.tilt - a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
Synonyms: joust
2.Tilttilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
3.tilt - a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
4.tilt - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
5.tilt - pitching dangerously to one side
Synonyms: careen, sway, rock
Verb1.tilt - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
Synonyms: lean, angle, slant, tip
2.tilt - heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
Synonyms: cant, cant over, slant, pitch
3.tilt - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
Synonyms: careen, wobble, shift
4.tilt - charge with a tilt
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Translate Tilt to Spanish, Translate Tilt to German, Translate Tilt to French
Tiller rope
Tilletia caries
Tilletia foetida
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tilt angle
Tilt boat
Tilt hammer
Tilt roof
tilt-top table
tilting board
Tilting helmet
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