full tilt


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full tilt

- Meaning "full speed," it is from the encounter at full gallop of knights in a tilt (lance combat).
See also related terms for knights.
Translations
بأقْصى سُرْعَه
teljes sebességgel

tilt

(tilt) verb
to go or put (something) into a sloping or slanting position. He tilted his chair backwards; The lamp tilted and fell.
noun
a slant; a slanting position. The table is at a slight tilt.
(at) full tilt
at full speed. He rushed down the street at full tilt.
References in classic literature ?
The gallant combatant came well primed by his master the duke as to how he was to bear himself against the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha; being warned that he must on no account slay him, but strive to shirk the first encounter so as to avoid the risk of killing him, as he was sure to do if he met him full tilt. He crossed the courtyard at a walk, and coming to where the duennas were placed stopped to look at her who demanded him for a husband; the marshal of the field summoned Don Quixote, who had already presented himself in the courtyard, and standing by the side of Tosilos he addressed the duennas, and asked them if they consented that Don Quixote of La Mancha should do battle for their right.
They had not proceeded far, however, before they saw a party of horsemen, galloping full tilt toward them.
So here they come, full tilt. We could hear them because they wore boots and yelled, but we didn't wear no boots and didn't yell.
Their horsemen descended the mountain at a gallop, bent over their saddles, and rushed full tilt upon the columns of infantry, which, crossing their pikes, stopped this mad assault.
I pulled up my centreboard, ran full tilt into the mud, took in sail, and, standing in the stern, as I had often done at low tide, I began to shove the skiff with an oar.
As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside; here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Water-bearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep.
In racing across an open space I ran full tilt upon a colony of snakes.
Dashing at top speed around a tepee, he ran full tilt into Kiche lying at the end of her stick.
And surely, as Norman of Torn turned in the direction from which he had just come, there, racing toward him at full tilt, rode three steel-armored men on their mighty horses.
Like the sword of Coeur De Lion, which always blazed in the front and thickest of the battle, Sam's palm-leaf was to be seen everywhere when there was the least danger that a horse could be caught; there he would bear down full tilt, shouting, "Now for it!
And when a moment later Schurka joined her, they set off at full tilt to the stone tower where Martin was a prisoner, taking the rolls with them.
It came charging full tilt upon Bell, driving three inventors abreast--Edison, Gray, and Dolbear.