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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cant.
  • adj. Having angles.
  • adj. Inclined at an angle to something else; sloping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having angles.
  • adj. Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having cants or angles: in architecture, applied to pillars, turrets, or towers the plan of which is a polygon.
  • Tilted to one side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal


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