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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crookedness (part of speech: noun)
- As the youngster was running full tilt, her own impetus sent her rolling over and over into the center of the dusty turnpike. - "His Dog", Albert Payson Terhune.
- As I did so he arrived full tilt, knocked my friendly ant- heap flat, and for the third time that day went a most magnificent cropper. - "Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand", H. Rider Haggard.
- Then, remembering Miss Wangle's remark and the expression on Mrs. Mosscrop- Smythe's face, the lines of her mouth hardened, and there was a determined air about the tilt of her chin. - "Patricia Brent, Spinster", Herbert Jenkins.