Cant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canted; p. pr. & vb. n. Canting.]
1. To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
2. To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
3. To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
1. Having angles; as, a six canted bolt head; a canted window.
Canted column Arch., a column polygonal in plan.
2. Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.
adj : departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical
or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the
headstones were tilted" [syn: atilt, leaning, tilted,