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cant2

cant2

pronunciation:
kaent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slanting line, edge, or surface, esp. one deviating from the horizontal or vertical; slope; incline.
synonyms:
incline, oblique, slant, slope
similar words:
chute, inclination
definition 2: a sudden tilting movement, or the tilt it produces.
synonyms:
list, tilt, tip
similar words:
heel, lean, lurch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: canted, canting, cants
definition 1: to put a slanted edge or oblique surface on; bevel.
You must cant the end of this board so it fits into the angle.
synonyms:
bevel, slant
similar words:
slope
definition 2: to tilt or slant (something).
The wind canted the sailboat severely.
synonyms:
incline, slant, tilt, tip
similar words:
lean, slope
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to tilt or slant.
synonyms:
bevel, incline, lean, slant, slope, tilt, tip
similar words:
list, sway
derivation: cantingly (adv.)