Tilt boat
Tilt Tilt (t[i^]lt), n. [OE. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, AS. teld, geteld; akin to OD. telde, G. zelt, Icel. tjald, Sw. t["a]lt, tj["a]ll, Dan. telt, and AS. beteldan to cover.] 1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat. [1913 Webster]

{Tilt boat} (Naut.), a boat covered with canvas or other cloth.

{Tilt roof} (Arch.), a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tilt — (t[i^]lt), n. [OE. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, AS. teld, geteld; akin to OD. telde, G. zelt, Icel. tjald, Sw. t[ a]lt, tj[ a]ll, Dan. telt, and AS. beteldan to cover.] 1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent. Denham. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tilt — I UK [tɪlt] / US verb Word forms tilt : present tense I/you/we/they tilt he/she/it tilts present participle tilting past tense tilted past participle tilted 1) [transitive] to move something so that one side is lower than the other She tilted the …   English dictionary

  • tilt — I. /tɪlt / (say tilt) verb (t) 1. to cause to lean, incline, slope or slant. 2. to rush at or charge, as in a joust. 3. to hold poised for attack, as a lance. –verb (i) 4. to move into or assume a sloping position or direction. 5. to engage in a… …   Australian English dictionary

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