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Definition of Tilt


  1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
  2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
  3. A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
  4. To cover with a tilt, or awning.
  5. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
  6. To point or thrust, as a lance.
  7. To point or thrust a weapon at.
  8. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
  9. 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.
  10. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
  11. A thrust, as with a lance.
  12. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
  13. See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
  14. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
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Tilt Translations

tilt in Dutch is neigen, buigen, doen overhellen
tilt in Finnish is kallistaa
tilt in French is basculer, rendement maximum, pencher
tilt in Italian is ribaltabile, piegare
tilt in Swedish is luta, vippa