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Superelevation vs. Cant

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Superelevationnoun

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

Cantnoun

(countable) An argot, the jargon of a particular class or subgroup.

‘He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger.’;

Superelevationnoun

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

Cantnoun

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

Cantnoun

A language spoken by some Irish Travellers; Shelta.

Cantnoun

Empty, hypocritical talk.

‘People claim to care about the poor of Africa, but it is largely cant.’;

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Cantnoun

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

Cantnoun

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.

Cantnoun

(obsolete) A call for bidders at a public fair; an auction.

Cantnoun

(obsolete) Side, edge, corner, niche.

‘Under the cant of a hill.’;

Cantnoun

Slope, the angle at which something is set.

Cantnoun

A corner (of a building).

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Cantnoun

An outer or external angle.

Cantnoun

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a tilt.

Cantnoun

A movement or throw that overturns something.

Cantnoun

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’;

Cantnoun

(coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

Cantnoun

A segment of the rim of a wooden cogwheel.

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Cantnoun

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

Cantnoun

A parcel, a division.

Cantverb

(intransitive) To speak with the jargon of a class or subgroup.

Cantverb

(intransitive) To speak in set phrases.

Cantverb

(intransitive) To preach in a singsong fashion, especially in a false or empty manner.

Cantverb

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

Cantverb

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

Cantverb

(transitive) To set (something) at an angle.

‘to cant a cask; to cant a ship’;

Cantverb

(transitive) To give a sudden turn or new direction to.

‘to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football’;

Cantverb

(transitive) To bevel an edge or corner.

Cantverb

(transitive) To overturn so that the contents are emptied.

Cantverb

To divide or parcel out.

Cantadjective

Lively, lusty.

Cantnoun

A corner; angle; niche.

‘The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.’;

Cantnoun

An outer or external angle.

Cantnoun

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.

Cantnoun

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.

Cantnoun

A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

Cantnoun

A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.

Cantnoun

A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.

Cantnoun

An affected, singsong mode of speaking.

Cantnoun

The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.

‘The cant of any profession.’;

Cantnoun

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.’;

Cantnoun

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

Cantnoun

A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.

Cantverb

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

Cantverb

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

Cantverb

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

Cantverb

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

Cantverb

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.’;

Cantverb

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.’;

Cantverb

to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.

Cantadjective

Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.

‘To introduce and multiply cant words in the most ruinous corruption in any language.’;

Cantnoun

stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

Cantnoun

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

Cantnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Cantnoun

insincere talk about religion or morals

Cantnoun

two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Cantverb

heel over;

‘The tower is tilting’; ‘The ceiling is slanting’;

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