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.
Origin of slant
Synonyms for slant
Related Words for unslanteddisinterested, evenhanded, fair-minded, open-minded, dispassionate, unbiased, neutral, candid, objective, equitable, detached, nonpartisan, equal, impersonal, just, middle-of-the-road, nondiscriminating, nondiscriminatory, unbigoted
Examples from the Web for unslanted
Historical Examples of unslanted
Is there anything else in this particular article that you would either regard as unslanted or untrue?Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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).