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TILT, n.

1. A tent; a covering over head.

2. The cloth covering of a cart or wagon.

3. The cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning of canvas or other cloth, extended over the stern sheets of a boat.

TILT, v.t. To cover with a cloth or awning.

TILT, n. [See the verb.] A thrust; as a tilt with a lance.

1. Formerly, a military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; as tilts and tournaments.

2. A large hammer; a tilt-hammer; used in iron manufactures.

3. Inclination forward; as the tilt of a cask; or a cask is a-tilt.

TILT, v.t. [L. tollo.]

1. To incline; to raise one end, as a cask, for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.

2. To point or thrust, as a lance.

Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.

3. To hammer or forge with a tilt-hammer or tilt; as, to tilt steel to render it more ductile.

4. To cover with a tilt.

TILT, v.i. To run or ride and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting at each other on horseback.

1. To fight with rapiers.

Swords out and tilting one at other's breast.

2. To rush, as in combat.

3. To play unsteadily; to ride, float and toss.

The fleet swift tilting o'er the surges flew.

4. To lean; to fall, as on one side.

The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.



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TILT, n.

1. A tent; a covering over head.

2. The cloth covering of a cart or wagon.

3. The cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning of canvas or other cloth, extended over the stern sheets of a boat.

TILT, v.t. To cover with a cloth or awning.

TILT, n. [See the verb.] A thrust; as a tilt with a lance.

1. Formerly, a military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; as tilts and tournaments.

2. A large hammer; a tilt-hammer; used in iron manufactures.

3. Inclination forward; as the tilt of a cask; or a cask is a-tilt.

TILT, v.t. [L. tollo.]

1. To incline; to raise one end, as a cask, for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.

2. To point or thrust, as a lance.

Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.

3. To hammer or forge with a tilt-hammer or tilt; as, to tilt steel to render it more ductile.

4. To cover with a tilt.

TILT, v.i. To run or ride and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting at each other on horseback.

1. To fight with rapiers.

Swords out and tilting one at other's breast.

2. To rush, as in combat.

3. To play unsteadily; to ride, float and toss.

The fleet swift tilting o'er the surges flew.

4. To lean; to fall, as on one side.

The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.

TILT, n.1 [Sax. teld; Dan. telt; Ice. tiald; W. telu, to stretch over.]

  1. A tent; a covering over head. Denham.
  2. The cloth covering of a cart or wagon.
  3. The cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning of canvas or other cloth, extended over the stern sheets of a boat. Mar. Dict.

TILT, n.2 [See the Verb.]

  1. A thrust; as, a tilt with a lance. Addison.
  2. Formerly, a military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; as, tilts and tournaments.
  3. A large hammer; a tilt-hammer; used in iron manufactures.
  4. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask; or a cask is a-tilt.

TILT, v.i.

  1. To run or ride and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting at each other on horseback. Milton.
  2. To fight with rapiers. Swords out and tilting one at other's breast. Shak.
  3. To rush, as in combat. Collier.
  4. To play unsteadily; to ride, float and toss. The fleet swift tilting o'er the surges flew. Pope.
  5. To lean; to fall, as on one side. The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back. Grew.

TILT, v.t.1

To cover with a cloth or awning. Philips.


TILT, v.t.2 [Sax. tealtian, to lean, to incline, to nod; Dan. tylder, to pour out, to decant. In D. tillen signifies to lift, L. tollo. This is probably a derivative verb.]

  1. To incline; to raise one end, as of a cask, for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
  2. To point or thrust, as a lance. Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance. Philips.
  3. To hammer or forgo with a tilt-hammer or tilt; as, to tilt steel to render it more ductile. Cyc.
  4. To cover with a tilt.

Tilt
  1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent.

    Denham.
  2. To cover with a tilt, or awning.
  3. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
  4. 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.

    He tilts
    With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.
    Shak.

    Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast. Shak.

    But in this tournament can no man tilt. Tennyson.

    The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the (?)urges flew. Pope.

  5. A thrust, as with a lance.

    Addison.
  6. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
  7. To point or thrust, as a lance.

    Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance. J. Philips.

  8. 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.

  9. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
  10. 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.

  11. To point or thrust a weapon at.

    [Obs.] Beau. *** Fl.
  12. See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
  13. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer] as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
  14. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.

    Full tilt, with full force. Dampier.

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Tilt

TILT, noun

1. A tent; a covering over head.

2. The cloth covering of a cart or wagon.

3. The cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning of canvas or other cloth, extended over the stern sheets of a boat.

TILT, verb transitive To cover with a cloth or awning.

TILT, noun [See the verb.] A thrust; as a tilt with a lance.

1. Formerly, a military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; as tilts and tournaments.

2. A large hammer; a tilt-hammer; used in iron manufactures.

3. Inclination forward; as the tilt of a cask; or a cask is a-tilt.

TILT, verb transitive [Latin tollo.]

1. To incline; to raise one end, as a cask, for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.

2. To point or thrust, as a lance.

Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.

3. To hammer or forge with a tilt-hammer or tilt; as, to tilt steel to render it more ductile.

4. To cover with a tilt

TILT, verb intransitive To run or ride and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting at each other on horseback.

1. To fight with rapiers.

Swords out and tilting one at other's breast.

2. To rush, as in combat.

3. To play unsteadily; to ride, float and toss.

The fleet swift tilting o'er the surges flew.

4. To lean; to fall, as on one side.

The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.

TILT'-BOAT, noun A boat covered with canvas or other cloth.

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