Tilt roof
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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