Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having angles.
  • adjective (Arch.) a column polygonal in plan.
  • adjective Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

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  • These twisted, canted, open supports have a structural strength and rigidity that increases the building's earthquake resistance.

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  • She knew this man, though his face was smashed, his nose canted to one side, his teeth gone where some great fist had struck him.

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  • He wore a black shirt and an Indiana Pacers cap, canted low over his taut, anxious face.

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  • The front facade will be of glass hung in channels from the roof, reaching down to a lower edge that is canted up to allow a wedge of outdoor plaza where playgoers and public can mingle.

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  • You can see it from street level, too, as you emerge from the Waterfront Metro station, a bold expanse of canted glass, supported by inclined wooden columns and capped by a shimmering, white, cloudlike roof.

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  • The Grongorgan ship sat; canted and smoking disproportionate smoke.

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  • Pierced by curves and angles of thin metal, the precarious, canted structure is poised on elegant little wheels.

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  • It canted sharply downhill. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

    December 11, 2010