atilt

[ uh-tilt ]
/ əˈtɪlt /

adjective, adverb

with a tilt or inclination; tilted: Hold the bottle slightly atilt.
with the lance in hand in tilting.

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Origin of atilt

First recorded in 1555–65; a-1 + tilt1
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Example sentences from the Web for atilt

  • You purposely prolong his suspense; he is all atilt, expecting the delightful surprise.

  • Father,” she began, atilt on the arm of his chair, “should you like to buy this house yourself?

British Dictionary definitions for atilt

atilt
/ (əˈtɪlt) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

in a tilted or inclined position
archaic in or as if in a joust
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