Tilt in a sentence

The word "tilt" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of tilt and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Tilt

  • A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
  • The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
  • A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
  • To cover with a tilt, or awning.
  • To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
  • To point or thrust, as a lance.
  • To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
  • 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.
  • To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
  • A thrust, as with a lance.
  • A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
  • See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
  • Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
  • pitching dangerously to one side
  • the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  • a slight but noticeable partiality
  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
  • charge with a tilt
  • heel over
  • move sideways or in an unsteady way
  • to incline or bend from a vertical position

How to use tilt in a sentence. Tilt pronunciation.

When the negro steersman sits on one end of it, that end tilts down near the ground, while the other sticks up high in air.
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After all, the ancient Romans might be a tribe of these people, who settled down and founded a village with the tilts of carts, which by degrees, and the influx of other people, became the grand city of the world.
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When Reginald Murray, full tilt on White Surrey, Came down in a hurry to start us at once.
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Nothing suits me but the fluffy, chuffy things with a tilt to them.
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Wicked as she feared it was, Miss Salome thought she could have enjoyed a tilt between her ancient handmaid and Mrs. Elwell.
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If you could have seen her this morning, standing in front of a cold kitchen range, determined to conquer it, and had seen the tilt of her chin when I offered to take over the cooking-you needn't grin; I can cook, and you know it-you would understand what I mean.
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He seems to have given his urn, which is nearly upside down, a final tilt; and after crying, like a sepulchral child, 'All gone!' to have lapsed into a stony silence.
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There he broke not his lance; for it is the greatest foolery in the world to say, I have broken ten lances at tilts or in fight.
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After supper there was a ball in the form of a tilt or a tournament, not only worth seeing, but also never to be forgotten.
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After this the two brigades took their former stations, and began to tilt a second time, much as they had done before, only the music played somewhat faster than at the first battle, and the motions were altogether different.
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She said this as calmly and authoritatively as her father could have said it in the pulpit, and courtesied slightly, then went on down the lane and out into the open beyond, with a soft tilt of her blue skirts and as gently proud a carriage as when she walked into the meeting-house of a Sabbath. Eugene said not a word to stop her, but stood staring after her.
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Charlotte Alden said pleasantly that the weather was fair enough for out-of-doors play, and asked if I would try the tilt.
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We balanced the board so that each could seat herself, and began to tilt slowly.
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I turned and saw Charlotte Alden, of Barmouth, the girl who had given me the fall on the tilt.
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And do you tilt off little girls nowadays?
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The two dogs and five half-naked Mexican children spied him and scattered, the dogs coming at him full tilt, the children scuttling to the cabin.
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He knew the language of the tilt of a straw hat.
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Suppose a stray breeze should tilt the machine and throw out some part?
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For the lift varies with the horizontal equivalent of the planes, so that if the aeroplane tilts sideways beyond a certain angle, the lift becomes less than the weight of the machine, which must then fall.
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If some movement of the air causes the surface to tilt sideways, as in the lower illustration, then you will note that the H.E. of the left wing increases, and the H.E. of the right wing decreases.
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Examples of Tilt

Example #1
The plow looks like a fore-and-aft brace of a Hudson river steamer, inverted.
Example #2
The thing cuts down into the black mold a foot and a half deep.
Example #3
I liked the idea of the grand city of the world owing its origin to a people who had been in the habit of carrying their houses in their carts.
Example #4
It is true their language was not that of old Rome; it was not, however, altogether different from it.
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Hold hard on the chestnut!
Example #6
Stood Iseult, arching her neck to the curb, A lean head and fiery, strong quarters and wiry, A loin rather light, but a shoulder superb.