Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which tilts, inclines, or gives a slope to something; a contrivance for tilting a cask, a cannon, or other object.
- n. One who tilts, or joins in a tilting-match.
- n. A forger who uses a tilt-hammer.
- n. In fishing, same as tilt, 6.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who tilts, or jousts; hence, one who fights.
- n. One who operates a tilt hammer.
- n. a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs
- n. someone who engages in a tilt or joust
“My elderly friend is a hardcore progressive and a bit of a windmill tilter, but he seemed pretty sure.”
“And he was a lifelong tilter at social conventions.”
“It was only the other nuts in the assylum like the minnow minions at (U) sp that paid any attention to that windmill tilter.”
“Spanish: Don Quixote he admits later in the letter to not reading Spanish, and mentions Cervantes by name at that point, but I like the thought of a business card that reads "Don Quixote: author and tilter at windmills" so I am leaving the name he put in his list proper”
“Forthlight the tilter, and brave Master Shooty the great traveller, and wild Half-can that stabbed”
“The object is for the tilter to shove his opponent out of his canoe, meanwhile seeing to it that the same undesirable fate does not fall to his own lot.”
“O, thats a brave man! he writes brave verses, speaks brave words, swears brave oaths, and breaks them bravely, quite traverse, athwart the heart of his lover; as a puisny tilter, that spurs his horse but on one side, breaks his staff like a noble goose.”
“Except for a stammer, he outgrew both defects, and became a skilled tilter and marksman, as well as an accomplished scholar and a diligent student of theology.”
“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.”
“Associated with the early use of tea kettles slung over a fire is the now scarce lazy-back or tilter, at one time common in the West of England and in South Wales.”
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