verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
- Also called slant-in.a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
- slang dictionary,
- slanging match,
- slant board,
- slant culture,
- slant front,
- slant height,
- slant rhyme
Origin of slant
Examples from the Web for slant
Emily Dickinson famously wrote, “Tell the truth but tell it slant.”
American literature seems to want for authors of a Republican slant.The Search for Serious Literary Fiction for Republicans|James McGirk|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Democratic slant extends to those receiving federal unemployment benefits.
Several Libyan political factions have their own local political reasons to slant what happened on the night Stevens was killed.Libya Attack Mystery: Premeditated by Al Qaeda or Spontaneous?|Jamie Dettmer|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 2009, I wrote a piece for Newsweek about Berlusconi's move to "shut up" the press with a "kill the messenger" slant.
The Mikado tilted his cigar up to a level with the slant eyes of his mask, and laughed.The Chase of the Golden Plate|Jacques Futrelle
Evidently they do not cut a straight line from the farm, but slant a little, unless our reckoning was a bit off.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers|Claude A. Labelle
In cutting, slant the chisel or gouge outwards at an angle of 45, thus /.A Manual of Wood Carving|Charles G. Leland
The flakes no longer came saunteringly, but swiftly now, in a slant of honest fervor, frankly threatening.Ewing\'s Lady|Harry Leon Wilson
There was not a house in sight, except far to the left, where she could just discern the slant of a barn roof through the trees.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Word Origin for slant
1520s, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish slinta "to slip," Norwegian slenta "to fall on one side"), from Proto-Germanic *slintanan. Intransitive sense of "to slope, to lie obliquely" is first recorded 1690s; transitive sense of "to give a sloping direction to" is from 1805. Related: Slanted; slanting. As an adverb from late 15c.; as an adjective from 1610s. Slant rhyme attested from 1944.
1650s, "an oblique direction or plane" (originally of landforms), from slant (v.). Meaning "a way of regarding something" is from 1905. Derogatory slang sense of "a slant-eyed Asian person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).