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Cant 1Definition: A corner; angle; niche.
Cant 2Definition: An outer or external angle.
Cant 3Definition: An
inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a
Cant 4Definition: A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
Cant 5Definition: A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
Cant 6Definition: A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
Cant 7Definition: A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the
Cant 8Definition: To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
Cant 9Definition: To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
Cant 10Definition: To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
Cant 11Definition: An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
Cant 12Definition: The
idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
Cant 13Definition: The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt;
Cant 14Definition: Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language
Cant 15Definition: Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
Cant 16Definition: To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
Cant 17Definition: To make whining
pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy,
etc.; to practice
hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
Cant 18Definition: To use
pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical
terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
Cant 19Definition: A call for
bidders at a public sale; an auction.
Cant 20Definition: to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
cant 21Definition: two
surfaces meeting at an angle different from
cant 22Definition: stock
phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
insincere talk about religion or morals
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don''t speak our lingo"
a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"