Definition of tilt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tɪlt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɪlt//
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular, uncountable] a position in which one end or side of something is higher than the other; an act of tilting something to one side The table is at a slight tilt. He answered with a tilt of his head. a tilt to the left vertical tilt The slope of the horizon is a consequence of spacecraft tilt.
  2. 2[countable] an attempt to win something or defeat somebody She aims to have a tilt at the world championship next year.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘fall or cause to fall, topple)’: perhaps related to Old English tealt ‘unsteady’, or perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian tylten ‘unsteady’ and Swedish tulta ‘totter’.Idioms as fast as possible
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tilt