Definitions for "Cant"
An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.
Keywords:  slab, sawyer, debarked, sawn, saws
A corner; angle; niche.
An outer or external angle.
To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
Amount by which one rail of a curved track is raised above the other. Cant is 'positive' when the outer rail is higher than the inner rail and 'negative' when the inner rail is higher than the outer. Also known as "super elevation".
heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
Keywords:  cogwheel, segment, wooden, cask, bucket
A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
a segment of one of the rings which form the rim of a water wheel or wooden gear wheel. In a water wheel the cant is the piece that has the mortise cut into it to hold the ends of the water wheel float or bucket.
A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
a triangular-shaped strip made of perlite, wood fiberboard or wood
A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
A secret language used by some criminals.
Cant is an example of a cryptolect, a characteristic or secret language used only by members of a group, often used to conceal the meaning from those outside the group.
Keywords:  auction, bidders, bid, sale, sell
A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.
to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
Keywords:  fantasy, novels, spell, referred, form
a form of spell referred to in some fantasy novels
Keywords:  bow, limb, draw, left, full
To hold the bow to the right or left while at full draw. The reference to right or left is determined by the position of the top limb.