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1. To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances. He tilts With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast. (Shak) Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast. (Shak) But in this tournament can no man tilt. (Tennyson) The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the urges flew. (pope)

2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip. The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back. (Grew)

1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent.

2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.

3. A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat. Tilt boat, a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon.

Origin: OE. Telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, AS. Teld, geteld; akin to OD. Telde, G. Zelt, Icel. Tjald, Sw. Talt, tjall, Dan. Telt, and ASThe beteldan to cover.

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