Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of atilt in English:
Tilted and nearly falling.
- Before I knew it, he was right in front of me, head atilt again, and preening for me.
- The helicopter shuddered and roared and we were off at a mind-numbing forty-five degree angle, nose down, the earth hanging all atilt before us, our hearts in our throats and our stomachs still on the ground.
- When I ask to visit, I'm told to look for the yellow Santa Fe Railway boxcar, which is set atilt on uneven ground and easily seen from the road.
Mid 16th century: from a-2 + tilt.
Words that rhyme with atiltbuilt, gilt, guilt, hilt, jilt, kilt, lilt, quilt, silt, spilt, stilt, tilt, upbuilt, wilt
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