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  • n. A yard or place for tilting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yard or place for tilting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place for tilting, differing from the lists in being permanent. The outer court of a castle was often used as the tilt-yard.

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

  • n. (formerly) an enclosed field for tilting contests


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  • Think thou art but in a tournament, and who bears him better in the tilt-yard than thou? —

    The Talisman

  • Ay, a fine figure on horseback, and can bear him well in the tilt-yard, and at the barriers, when swords are blunted at point and edge, and spears are tipped with trenchers of wood instead of steel pikes.

    The Talisman

  • “Ha, hem!” said the SPRUCH-SPRECHER; “he next said to them that Richard was not more valorous than others, or over-dexterous in the tilt-yard.”

    The Talisman

  • Habundia kissed her and embraced her, and said: Valiant art thou for a young maiden, my child, and I would not refrain thee more than a father would refrain his young son from the strokes of the tilt-yard.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But the Green Knight ran to his horse with a glad shout, and anon was in the saddle with his bright sword in his fist; then he spurred, and went a-gallop hither and thither over the mead, making his horse turn short and bound, and playing many tricks of the tilt-yard, and crying, A Hugh, A

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Thus stationed, nobody could enter or leave the Castle without his observation, and most anxiously did he study the garb and countenance of every horseman, as, passing from under the opposite Gallery-tower, they paced slowly, or curveted, along the tilt-yard, and approached the entrance of the base-court.


  • In this manner they crossed the long bridge, or tilt-yard, and took their station, with other gentlemen of quality, before the outer gate of the Gallery, or Entrance-tower.


  • Then passing on with all his followers of cavaliers and infantry, he drew them up with martial skill at the opposite extremity of the bridge, or tilt-yard, until his antagonist should be fairly prepared for the onset.


  • “I have left my shield in the tilt-yard,” answered the


  • There was no one else in sight, no sound except from the birds and some of the esquires shouting as they rode across the tilt-yard behind us.

    The White Mountains


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