From tilt (“encounter in jousting”).
Variant of tilt
- to cause to slope or slant; tip
- to poise or thrust (a lance) in or as in a tilt
- to charge at (one's opponent) in a tilt
- to forge or hammer with a tilt hammer
- to direct (a discussion, policy, etc.) so as to favor a particular opinion or side
Origin of tiltMiddle English tilten, to be overthrown, totter, probably ; from Old English an unverified form tieltan ; from tealt, shaky, unstable; akin to Swedish tulta, to totter ; from Indo-European base an unverified form del-, to waddle, totter from source Sanskrit dulā, she who totters
- to slope; incline; slant; tip
- to poise or thrust one's lance, or to charge (at one's opponent) in a tilt
- to take part in a tilt or joust
- to dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
- to have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
- a medieval contest in which two armed horsemen thrust with lances in an attempt to unseat each other; joust
- any spirited contest, contention, dispute, etc. between persons
- a thrust or parry, as with a lance
- the act of tilting, or sloping
- the condition or angle of being tilted; slope or slant
- ☆ Informal a leaning, bias, etc.
(at) full tilt
at full speed; with the greatest force