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Dictionary definition for: Tilt

1. (n) a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

2. (v) to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"

3. (n) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

4. (v) heel over; "The tower is tilting" "The ceiling is slanting"

5. (n) a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court''s tilt toward conservative rulings"

6. (v) move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"

7. (n) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt" "the ship developed a list to starboard" "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

8. (v) charge with a tilt

9. (n) pitching dangerously to one side

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