Definitions

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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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Examples

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

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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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  • Time is normally not a big factor in that we spend a resonable amount being certain that the wind and range are right, the gun is not canted, and the animal is standing at the proper angle dead still.

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

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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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  • A blur of movement, a sharp snap, then Zimmer dropped to the street, his head canted at an unnatural angle as De Noir released him.

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

    December 11, 2010