Tilting

   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.

The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tilting — * Tilting, a type of joust * Tilt (camera), a cinematographic technique * Tilting train, a train with a mechanism enabling increased speed on regular railroad tracks * Tilting, Newfoundland and Labrador, a town on Fogo IslandTilting Earth Science …   Wikipedia

  • Tilting — Tilt ing, n. 1. The act of one who tilts; a tilt. [1913 Webster] 2. The process by which blister steel is rendered ductile by being forged with a tilt hammer. [1913 Webster] {Tilting helmet}, a helmet of large size and unusual weight and strength …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tilting — I. noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of tilt (I) : the action or sport of one who tilts : jousting was killed at a tilting Notes & Queries …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • tilting — nuolydis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. inclination; slope; tilting vok. Neigung, f rus. наклон, m; наклонение, n; наклонность, f pranc. inclinaison, f; pente, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • tilting — Synonyms and related words: aslant, aslope, atilt, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, canting, careening, inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, inclining, leaning, listing, oblique, out of plumb, out of square, pitched, pitching, raking, recumbent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • Tilting at windmills (disambiguation) — Tilting at windmills is an English idiom which means attacking imaginary enemies , originating from the novel Don Quixote . Tilting at windmills may also refer to:An album: * Tilting at Windmills (Consafos album), a 2005 album by Consafos *… …   Wikipedia

  • Tilting Train Express — (TTX) is a South Korean high speed tilting train service under development by Korea Railroad Research Institute. The tilting train will be deployed in service by 2010.cite news last = first = coauthors = title = Korea’s Tilting Train work = pages …   Wikipedia

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.