atilt
adverb or adjective Date: 1562 1. in a tilted position 2. with lance in hand <
run atilt at death — Shakespeare
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  • Atilt — A*tilt , adv. [Pref. a + tilt.] 1. In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust. To run atilt at men. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 2. In the position of a cask tilted, or with one end raised. Note: [In this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atilt — 1560s, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + TILT (Cf. tilt) …   Etymology dictionary

  • atilt — [ə tilt′] adj., adv. [ A 1 + TILT1] 1. in a tilted, or inclined, position 2. tilting, or jousting, with or as with a lance …   English World dictionary

  • atilt — adv. tilted and nearly falling. Etymology: A(2) + TILT * * * adjective departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal the leaning tower of Pisa the headstones were tilted • Syn: ↑canted, ↑leaning, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • atilt — /euh tilt /, adj., adv. 1. with a tilt or inclination; tilted: Hold the bottle slightly atilt. 2. with the lance in hand in tilting. [1555 65; A 1 + TILT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • atilt — /əˈtɪlt/ (say uh tilt) adverb 1. at a tilt or inclination; tilted. 2. in a tilting encounter. –atilt, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • atilt — 1. adjective at an angle from the vertical or horizontal 2. adverb a) as if tilting; like a knight on horseback. b) at an angle from the vertical or …   Wiktionary

  • Atilt — The position in which a lance was held by a rider on horseback, tucked under the arm …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • atilt — a·tilt || É™ tɪlt adj. inclined, tilted, slanted adv. tilted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atilt — adverb tilted and nearly falling …   English new terms dictionary

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