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tilt 1

v. tilt·ed, tilt·ing, tilts
1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline: tilt a soup bowl; tilt a chair backward. See Synonyms at slant.
2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another: a development that tilted the balance of trade in their favor.
a. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
b. To charge (an opponent); attack.
4. To forge with a tilt hammer.
1. To slope; incline: The field tilts toward the river.
2. To have a preference, favor, or be inclined toward something: She recently tilted toward vegetarianism.
3. To be advantageous to one side over another, as in a dispute: "The battle ... was beginning to tilt again in the Confederates' favor" (Stephen W. Sears).
a. To fight with lances; joust.
b. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight: tilting at injustices.
1. The act of tilting or the condition of being tilted.
a. An inclination from the horizontal or vertical; a slant: adjusting the tilt of a writing table.
b. A sloping surface, as of the ground.
a. A tendency to favor one side in a dispute: the court's tilt toward conservative rulings.
b. A preference, inclination, or bias: "pitilessly illuminates the inaccuracies and tilts of the press" (Nat Hentoff).
a. A medieval sport in which two mounted knights with lances charged together and attempted to unhorse one another.
b. A thrust or blow with a lance.
5. A combat, especially a verbal one; a debate.
6. A tilt hammer.
7. New England See seesaw.
at full tilt
At full speed: a tank moving at full tilt.
on tilt
In a reckless manner, especially playing poker recklessly after experiencing bad or good luck.

[Middle English tilten, to cause to fall, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

tilt′er n.

tilt 2

A canopy or an awning for a boat, wagon, or cart.
tr.v. tilt·ed, tilt·ing, tilts
To cover (a vehicle) with a canopy or an awning.

[Middle English telte, tent, from Old English teld.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tilter - someone who engages in a tilt or joust
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
2.tilter - a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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Why, John, so strong and strange a tilter must fight for the brightness of his lady's eyes or the curve of her eyelash, even as Sir Nigel does for the Lady Loring.
He is a valiant man, but I fear that he is scarce firm enough upon the saddle to bear the thrust of such a tilter as this stranger promises to be.
Given a mind-altering drug after unspecified physical alterations are done on each of them, the kids are dumped into a gaming site called Time Tilter to make their way out (or not), all the while struggling with what has been done to them.
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Models include a portable version with casters handling up to 4,000-pound loads; a stationary, roll-on tilter with fork channels that allow hand pallet trucks or forklifts to place the container on the unit; a universal, low profile unit with pan-style platform that handles any container type; a side-entry tilter for applications where bins cannot be loaded from the front; and a lift and tilt table with open frame top and independent control of all three axes.
The containers also reportedly provide increased loading speed by allowing the tilter to be positioned directly below silos.
While filled bags are being removed and empty bags attached, a subsequent batch is being conveyed to the tilter receiver and weighed, ready for another fill cycle.
14 -- Anver has introduced a high-flow vacuum lifter combined with an electric hoist and pneumatic powered 90deg tilter to pick up and re-orient coiled products.
This piece of comb will be referred to as the tilter since it automatically tilts the diving bell when it surfaces.
The soap and vinegar did not tilter out because they formed a solution with the water and were able to make the trip up the paper towel, but the dirt particles didn't.
Die Halfte der erwachsenen Bevolkerung ist 50 Jahre oder tilter und, so war in der Times zu lesen, "festen Gewohnheiten verhaftet und in der Regel der Ansicht, dass Malzeiten nur mit frischen Zutaten von Grund auf selbst zubereitet werden.
The tilter hydraulically raises the container from 0 to 90 degrees for loading with a loader, material handler and conveyor.