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cant 1

American English: /kænt/
British English: /kant/

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (insincere talk)
    Example sentences
    • For cant, humbug and moral spinelessness, this took some beating.
    • It annoyed Flaubert mightily that purveyors of political cant should be greeted with more ballyhoo than gifted poets.
    • Most orthodox historians think that comments like these are mere hypocritical cant.
  • 2 (jargon)
    Example sentences
    • The history of various families in Athy, their way of life, religion, superstition, Traveller cures and the Traveller language or cant are all documented.
    • Fagin, Sykes and Dodger use much more Dickensian language and pepper their sentences with thieves' cant.
    • Some were familiar with the culture of the London underworld, and thieves' cant became the ‘flash’ language of the barracks and factories.

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cant 2
American English: /kænt/
British English: /kant/

transitive verb

  • 1 (make tilt)
    Example sentences
    • She leaned against the bulkhead canting her head with a sigh.
    • This holster can also be canted from a vertical position to a grip-forward or muzzle-forward position.
    • Hand-made of fine leather and trimmed in exotic alligator, the holster can be positioned straight, or canted forward for even more versatility.
  • 2
    (boat/ship)
    hacer escorar
    Example sentences
    • The ship canted, slipping from its high and imperious plane as three missiles slammed into the armour, their icy casings erupting into a sundering coldfire ball that burned in the craters.
    • The ship canted and slipped to one side, tables and chairs going flying with an awful crash as the floor undulated like a sea and tried to become one with the wall.
    • Just then, the entire vessel canted to one side, as if thrown there by some unimaginable force.

intransitive verb

noun

  • (no plural) (oblique surface)
    superficie (feminine) inclinada
    Example sentences
    • Then you can reconfigure the mag carrier to a straight vertical or drop-down pull and adjust the holster to a slight cant or straight draw angle for a day at the range or concealed carry.
    • The three components of alignment are horizontal, vertical and cant, regardless of the typical cross sections encountered.
    • In his view the problem was caused by the cant not being placed so as to abut the vertical inside wall of the parapet, thus allowing a space between the vertical surface of the cant and the vertical inside surface of the parapet.

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