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Definition of tilt:

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


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