Tilt


Tilt
Tilt Tilt, 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. [1913 Webster]

He tilts With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

But in this tournament can no man tilt. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the ?urges flew. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip. [1913 Webster]

The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back. --Grew. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
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