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Superelevation vs. Cant — What's the Difference?

Superelevation vs. Cant — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Superelevation and Cant

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Superelevation

The angle that a gun must be elevated above the line of its target to allow for the effect of gravity on the projectile.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope.
Feb 22, 2022

Superelevation

The cant of a railway track; the difference in elevation (height) between its two edges, as on a curve.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A slanted or oblique surface.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A thrust or motion that tilts something.
Feb 22, 2022
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Cant

The tilt caused by such a thrust or motion.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

An outer corner, as of a building.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Tedious or hackneyed language, especially when used sanctimoniously
"a merciless onslaught upon the cant of the age, the cant about progress, equality, [and] universal education" (C. Vann Woodward).
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

The special vocabulary peculiar to the members of an underworld group; argot.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

The special vocabulary of a profession, discipline, or social group; jargon.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Cant See Shelta.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Whining or singsong speech, such as that used by beggars.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To set at an oblique angle; tilt.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To give a slanting edge to; bevel.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To change the direction of suddenly.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To lean to one side; slant.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To speak tediously or sanctimoniously.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To speak in argot or jargon.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To speak in a whining or singsong voice.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(countable) An argot, the jargon of a particular class or subgroup.
He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A private or secret language used by a religious sect, gang, or other group.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A language spoken by some Irish Travellers; Shelta.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Empty, hypocritical talk.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(uncountable) Whining speech, such as that used by beggars.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A blazon of a coat of arms that makes a pun upon the name (or, less often, some attribute or function) of the bearer, canting arms.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(obsolete) A call for bidders at a public fair; an auction.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(obsolete) Side, edge, corner, niche.
Under the cant of a hill.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Slope, the angle at which something is set.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A corner (of a building).
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

An outer or external angle.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a tilt.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A movement or throw that overturns something.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so given.
To give a ball a cant
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A segment of the rim of a wooden cogwheel.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(nautical) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(lumbering) An unfinished log after preliminary cutting.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A parcel, a division.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(intransitive) To speak with the jargon of a class or subgroup.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(intransitive) To speak in set phrases.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(intransitive) To talk, beg, or preach in a singsong or whining fashion, especially in a false or empty manner.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Of a blazon, to make a pun that references the bearer of a coat of arms.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(obsolete) To sell by auction, or bid at an auction.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(transitive) To set (something) at an angle.
To cant a cask; to cant a ship
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(transitive) To give a sudden turn or new direction to.
To cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(transitive) To bevel an edge or corner.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

(transitive) To overturn so that the contents are emptied.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To divide or parcel out.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Lively, lusty.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A corner; angle; niche.
The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

An outer or external angle.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

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.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
The cant of any profession.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.
They shall hear no cant from me.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
The rankest rogue that ever canted.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
The doctor here,When he discourseth of dissection,Of vena cava and of vena porta,The meseræum and the mesentericum,What does he else but cant.
That uncouth affected garb of speech, or canting language, if I may so call it.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

To sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
To introduce and multiply cant words in the most ruinous corruption in any language.
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
Feb 22, 2022

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
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);
They don't speak our lingo
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Insincere talk about religion or morals
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
Feb 22, 2022

Cant

Heel over;
The tower is tilting
The ceiling is slanting
Feb 22, 2022

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