Mock battle where two mounted knights charge each other, with lances and shields, sometimes across a barrier known as a tilt. This was a test of the knight's prowess. During battle, knights would also joust, resulting in injury or death. Also called Jousting.

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  • Tilting — Tilt Tilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tilted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tilting}.] To cover with a tilt, or awning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tilting — tilt·ing || tɪltɪŋ n. sloping, tipping, inclining tɪlt n. inclination; bending; attack, onslaught; joust, fight between knights on horseback who attempt to unseat each other with lances, jousting contest v. incline, slant; cause to lean;… …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Tilting at windmills — is an English idiom which means attacking imaginary enemies, or fighting otherwise unwinnable battles. The word “tilt,” here, comes from jousting. This idiomatic phrase originated in the novel Don Quixote , and is often used today in reference to …   Wikipedia

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