- The position in which a lance was held by a rider on horseback, tucked under the arm.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Atilt — A*tilt , adv. [Pref. a + tilt.] 1. In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust. To run atilt at men. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 2. In the position of a cask tilted, or with one end raised. Note: [In this… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
atilt — 1560s, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + TILT (Cf. tilt) … Etymology dictionary
atilt — [ə tilt′] adj., adv. [ A 1 + TILT1] 1. in a tilted, or inclined, position 2. tilting, or jousting, with or as with a lance … English World dictionary
atilt — adv. tilted and nearly falling. Etymology: A(2) + TILT * * * adjective departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal the leaning tower of Pisa the headstones were tilted • Syn: ↑canted, ↑leaning, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
atilt — adverb or adjective Date: 1562 1. in a tilted position 2. with lance in hand < run atilt at death Shakespeare > … New Collegiate Dictionary
atilt — /euh tilt /, adj., adv. 1. with a tilt or inclination; tilted: Hold the bottle slightly atilt. 2. with the lance in hand in tilting. [1555 65; A 1 + TILT1] * * * … Universalium
atilt — /əˈtɪlt/ (say uh tilt) adverb 1. at a tilt or inclination; tilted. 2. in a tilting encounter. –atilt, adjective … Australian English dictionary
atilt — 1. adjective at an angle from the vertical or horizontal 2. adverb a) as if tilting; like a knight on horseback. b) at an angle from the vertical or … Wiktionary
atilt — aÂ·tilt || É™ tÉªlt adj. inclined, tilted, slanted adv. tilted … English contemporary dictionary
atilt — adverb tilted and nearly falling … English new terms dictionary