tiltyard

[ tilt-yahrd ]
/ ˈtɪltˌyɑrd /

noun

a courtyard or other area for tilting.

Words nearby tiltyard

Origin of tiltyard

First recorded in 1520–30; tilt1 + yard2
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Examples from the Web for tiltyard

  • Guy, advancing as gaily as if he had been in the tiltyard at Wark, gallantly unhorsed one Saracen with the point of his lance.

    The Boy Crusaders|John G. Edgar
  • Nor was it clear that he had not been engaged in other than the mimic warfare of the tiltyard.

  • She had gone out into the tiltyard and had tilted with him, and he had been the victor.

    Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for tiltyard

tiltyard
/ (ˈtɪltˌjɑːd) /

noun

(formerly) an enclosed area for tilting
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