Old English tyltan'' "to be unsteady"; Middle English ''tilte . Cognate with Icelandic .
The nominal sense of "a joust" appears around 1510, presumably derived from the barrier which separated the combatants, which suggests connection with .
The modern transitive meaning is from 1590, the intransitive use appears 1620.
To slope or incline (something); to slant
(jousting ) To charge (at someone) with a lance
* William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet act III, scene I
- Tilt the barrel to pour out its contents.
- He tilts / With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.
To be at an angle
- But in this tournament can no man tilt .
- The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.
, date=May 20
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=“Marge Gets A Job” opens with the foundation of the Simpson house tilting
perilously to one side, making the family homestead look like the suburban equivalent of the Leaning Tower Of Pisa. }}
To point or thrust a weapon at.
* 1819 , , Otho the Great , Act V, Scene V, verses 52-54
- (Beaumont and Fletcher)
- I say I quarrell’d with you;
- We did not tilt each other, — that’s a blessing, —
To point or thrust (a weapon).
* J. Philips
- Good gods! no innocent blood upon my head!
To forge (something) with a tilt hammer.
- Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.
(poker) To play worse than usual (often as a result of previous bad luck).
(photography) To move a camera vertically in a controlled way.
- to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile
* (photography) pan, cant
a slope or inclination (uncountable)
a jousting contest (countable)
A thrust, as with a lance.
(photography) the controlled vertical movement of a camera, or a device to achieve this
an attempt at something, such as a tilt at public office .
, date=December 7
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Man City 2 - 0 Bayern Munich
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=City will now make the Premier League an even bigger priority, while regrouping and planning again for what they hope will be another tilt
at the Champions League next season.}}
The inclination of part of the body, such as backbone, pelvis, head, etc.
From (etyl) telt, from (etyl) ). More at (l).
A canvas covering for carts, boats, etc.
Any covering overhead; especially, a tent.
To cover with a tilt, or awning.
* at full tilt
* on tilt
The motion of something that tilts; a tilt.
The process by which blister steel is rendered ductile by being forged with a tilt hammer.