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 slanting
The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?|Nina Strochlic|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.No Fireworks on Al Jazeera America’s Plodding Debut|Lloyd Grove|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At another, slanting morning light indicates an a.m. moment.
Whatever the trajectory may be we see that the shell must necessarily arrive in a slanting direction.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
The presence of rivers is at once made evident by slanting the page and looking along its surface, across the lines.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering|Edward Johnston
Beyond the orchards and great trees the majestic Delaware rolled in purple splendor, dotted with slanting sails.True to His Home|Hezekiah Butterworth
Beyond, one traced the outlines of pinnacle and flying buttress, slanting roof and beautiful windows.The Argosy|Various
She had lost her puritan primness, and behaved more in accordance with her slanting eyes than with her bringing up.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
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).