from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tilting-lance.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a tilting-lance used as a bearing, the shaft being much shortened, and the coronal, bur, vamplate, etc., exaggerated in size.
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It is only of late years that they finally succumbed to those twin discouragers; but it seems altogether improbable that the ordeal by combat in either shape will again come to the surface in a land where tilting-spear and quarter-staff were of old so rife.
"Nay," answered the Knight, tossing aside his blunt tilting-spear, "here is an end to sportful dalliance -- reach me my lance!"
The royal party were engaged in a tournament, when the tilting-spear of the count de Montgomerie pierced the king's eye, and through it his brain, and he died.