Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enclosed yard for tilting contests.

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  • n. Alternative form of tilt-yard.

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Examples

  • “Will Parr wants you, Bess,” Kate said, “and I saw the way you watched him at the tiltyard.”

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Included in grounds that encompassed more than twenty acres were gardens and orchards, a bowling green, a cockpit, four tennis plays, and a tiltyard.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The orchard at Greenwich ran parallel to the tiltyard with the great garden beyond, flanking the road that ran between Rochester and London.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • I am — forgive the boldness which has offered to you the homage of my country — I am the unhappy Jewess, for whom your husband hazarded his life against such fearful odds in the tiltyard of

    Ivanhoe

  • This slow procession moved up the gentle eminence, on the summit of which was the tiltyard, and, entering the lists, marched once around them from right to left, and when they had completed the circle, made a halt.

    Ivanhoe

  • The eyes, therefore, of a very considerable multitude, were bent on the gate of the Preceptory of Templestowe, with the purpose of witnessing the procession; while still greater numbers had already surrounded the tiltyard belonging to that establishment.

    Ivanhoe

  • And despite the prepossessions and prejudices of the multitude, they shouted unanimously as the knight rode into the tiltyard, The second glance, however, served to destroy the hope that his timely arrival had excited.

    Ivanhoe

  • Having discovered his whereabouts from one of the garrison who had been in the tiltyard when he returned with the horse, Annais hoped that she was wrong, and kept her thoughts to herself.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • 'Many,' she said, 'but none that you would want to shout across a tiltyard or mention in polite company.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • From morning till night the air rang with the sound of armorers, the tiltyard with cries as the mock-jousts went on.

    The White Mountains

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