- at a slant; slantingly; obliquely.
- slanting or on a slant; oblique.
- slantingly across; athwart.
Origin of aslant
1250–1300; Middle English on slont, on slent on slope, at a slant
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Examples from the Web for aslant
His hat, aslant over his brow, and took a pose on his toes for all of us.Best of the Memorial Service
The Daily Beast
July 7, 2009
He withdrew it from his hatband, where he always wore it aslant like a feather.Moby Dick; or The Whale
They eyed him aslant as they worked, for visitors were rare occurrences.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker
Aslant the face, with gratuitous blasphemy, the crown of thorns was tilted.The Glory of the Trenches
The sun's rays, while striking us aslant, furnished tranquil warmth.The Smoky God
Willis George Emerson
The walls themselves were aslant under a dizzy careening to starboard.The Portal of Dreams
Charles Neville Buck
- at a slant
- at a slant across or athwart
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Word Origin and History for aslant
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