Crossword clues for tilt
- ___ at windmills
- Feature of the earth's axis that causes the seasons
- The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
- Pitching dangerously to one side
- A dispute where there is strong disagreement
- A slight but noticeable partiality
- Do some jousting
- Arcade no-no
- Pinball taboo
- Pinball "wrist slap"
- Fight on horseback
- Kind of hammer
- Car's steering option
- End of a certain game
- Pinball term
- Pinball stopper
- Participate in the lists
- Knightly sport
- Pinball disaster
- Pinball-machine sign
- Knight vs. knight
- Go to one side
- Pinball gaffe
- Knight work
- Pinball sign
- Game ender in an arcade
- Pinball-machine word
- Pinball word
- Pinball machine no-no
- Cause to incline
- Show bias
- Pinball goof
- Type of steering
- It freezes your flippers
- Pinball foul
- Conclusion of some games
- Knight fight
- Pinball no-no
- Contest in "Ivanhoe"
- Work on one's knight moves?
- Pinball problem
- Full ___
- Pinball message
- Fight like a knight
- Do a knight's work
- Sudden game ending
- Pinball game ender
- Steering wheel option
- Pinball error
- Feature of the Earth
- Abrupt ending of a sort
- Lean slightly
- The earth is on one
- Start to fall
- Cause of rage against the machine?
- Game stopper
- Arcade flub
- See 56-Across
- Result of pushing too hard?
- Sports contest
- Knight's contest
- Illegal motion penalty?
- Camera movement
- Use a lance
- Pinball infraction
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tilt \Tilt\, n.
A thrust, as with a lance.
A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
Full tilt, with full force.
Tilt \Tilt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tilting.] To cover with a tilt, or awning.
Tilt \Tilt\, v. t. [OE. tilten, tulten, to totter, fall, AS. tealt unstable, precarious; akin to tealtrian to totter, to vacillate, D. tel amble, ambling pace, G. zelt, Icel. t["o]lt an ambling pace, t["o]lta to amble. Cf. Totter.]
To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
To point or thrust, as a lance.
Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.
To point or thrust a weapon at. [Obs.]
--Beau. & Fl.
To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
Tilt \Tilt\, v. i.
To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances.
He tilts With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.
Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast.
But in this tournament can no man tilt.
The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the ?urges flew.
To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.
Tilt \Tilt\ (t[i^]lt), n. [OE. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, AS. teld, geteld; akin to OD. telde, G. zelt, Icel. tjald, Sw. t["a]lt, tj["a]ll, Dan. telt, and AS. beteldan to cover.]
A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
(Naut.) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
Tilt boat (Naut.), a boat covered with canvas or other cloth.
Tilt roof (Arch.), a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English *tyltan "to be unsteady," from tealt "unsteady," from Proto-Germanic *taltaz (cognates: Old Norse tyllast "to trip," Swedish tulta "to waddle," Norwegian tylta "to walk on tip-toe," Middle Dutch touteren "to swing"). Meaning "to cause to lean, tip, slope" (1590s) is from sense of "push or fall over." Intransitive sense "to lean, tip" first recorded 1620s. Related: Tilted; tilting.
"a joust, a combat," 1510s, perhaps from tilt (v.1) on the notion of "to lean" into an attack, but the word originally seems to have been the name of the barrier which separated the combatants, which suggests connection with tilt in an earlier meaning "covering of coarse cloth, an awning" (mid-15c.). This is perhaps from tilt (v.1), or related to or influenced by tent. Watkins derives it from Old English teld "awning, tent," related to beteldan "to cover," from Proto-Germanic *teldam "thing spread out." Hence, also full tilt (c.1600). Pinball machine sense is from 1934.
"condition of being tilted," 1837, from tilt (v.1).
"to joust," 1590s, from tilt (n.1). Related: Tilted; tilting. The figurative sense of tilting at windmills is suggested in English by 1798; the image is from Don Quixote, who mistook them for giants.\n\nSo saying, and heartily recommending himself to his lady Dulcinea, whom he implored to succour him in this emergency, bracing on his target, and setting his lance in the rest, he put his Rozinante to full speed, and assaulting the nearest windmill, thrust it into one of the sails, which was drove about by the wind with so much fury, that the lance was shivered to pieces, and both knight and steed whirled aloft, and overthrown in very bad plight upon the plain.
[Smollett translation, 1755]
Etymology 1 n. 1 a slope or inclination (context uncountable English) 2 a jousting contest (context countable English) (1510) 3 A thrust, as with a lance. 4 (context photography English) the controlled vertical movement of a camera, or a device to achieve this 5 an attempt at something, such as a ''tilt at public office''. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To slope or incline (something); to slant (1590) 2 (''jousting'') To charge (at someone) with a lance (1590) 3 (context intransitive English) To be at an angle (1620) Etymology 2
n. 1 A canvas covering for carts, boats, etc. (1450) 2 Any covering overhead; especially, a tent. vb. (context transitive English) To cover with a tilt, or awning.
charge with a tilt
n. a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances [syn: joust]
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, argument, arguing]
a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right" [syn: list, inclination, lean, leaning]
Tilt may refer to:
Tilt is a 1979 comedy-drama film about pinball hustling, starring Charles Durning and Brooke Shields as the young titular lead.
Tilt is an alcoholic beverage launched in the US market in August 2005. Its alcoholic content by volume varies and is higher than most American beer (commonly 3–6%), 10% in the lemon lime flavor, to 12% in the new Tilt Red variety, which is a blend of fruit flavors such as cherry, orange, grape, lime and tropical fruit. Tilt drink products are sold in 16 and 24 fluid ounce cans. Since at least December 2010, all flavors appear to have 12% alcohol/volume.
Tilt is a topical British radio sketch show, written in the week before broadcast, and recorded the night before. The first, six episode series was broadcast on BBC 7, between 27 March – 1 May 2008,one of their growing number of specially commissioned projects.
It is written by a variety of sketch writers- some, like Carrie Quinlan, are known writers and performers, who have worked on Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive and other established comedy programmes; others are complete novices, who have submitted their work in answer to an invitation to new writers in the BBC writersroom.
Tilt was a Finnish video games magazine published 10 times a year by Yhtyneet kuvalehdet OY. In the Finnish gaming magazine scene Tilt was a newcomer, challenging mainly the well-established Pelit magazine with another newcomer, Pelaaja. Tilt covered both PC and consoles.
Tilt leveraged the brand of similarly named Finnish TV show hosted by Anna-Maija Jalkanen, although the magazine was targeted for a more mature audience.
Tilt magazine lasted in the market for about a year. The publishing company pulled the plug and the magazine was quietly discontinued.
Tilt is a U.S. TV series set against the backdrop of the (fictional) World Championship of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, and with the tagline "You're playing poker. They're playing you." The series first aired on January 13, 2005, and is the second original drama series from ESPN, following Playmakers. It was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who co-wrote the poker-themed feature film Rounders.
The series title refers to being " on tilt", which is poker jargon for letting frustration or other emotional stress interfere with one's poker-playing judgment. While that term is applicable to any form of poker, only one form of the game—no-limit Texas hold'em—is featured in the series. This was presumably meant to capitalize on the growing popularity of no-limit hold'em in the mid-2000s (decade), which was due in part to ESPN's own coverage of the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), the event upon which the "World Championship of Poker" depicted in Tilt is presumably based.
Tilt is a nine-episode mini-series and was not renewed beyond that. A DVD set of the entire nine-episode run of the series was released on June 14, 2005, about three months after "The Last Hand" ran on ESPN.
Tilt is a poker term for a state of mental or emotional confusion or frustration in which a player adopts a less than optimal strategy, usually resulting in the player becoming over- aggressive. This term is closely associated with steam and some consider the terms equivalent, but 'steam' typically carries more anger and intensity.
Placing an opponent on tilt or dealing with being on tilt oneself is an important aspect of poker. It is a relatively frequent occurrence due to frustration, animosity against other players, or simply bad luck. Experienced players recommend learning to recognize that one is experiencing tilt and avoid allowing it to influence one’s play.
The most likely origin of the word "tilt" is as a reference to tilting a pinball machine. The frustration from seeing the ball follow a path towards the gap between the flippers can lead to the player physically tilting the machine in an attempt to guide the ball towards the flippers. However, in doing so, some games will flash the word "TILT" and freeze the flippers, causing the ball to be lost for certain. The metaphor here being over-aggression due to frustration leads to severely detrimental gameplay.
Tilt, also known as Tilt Family Entertainment Center, is a chain of video arcades inside various shopping malls. Tilt is owned by Nickels and Dimes Incorporated located in Carrollton, Texas. There are numerous Tilt stores spread across the United States from California to New York. The first Tilt! game room was in Six Flags Mall in . It was founded by Craig Singer.
Tilt is a collaborative studio album by guitarists Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen, released in 1995 through Shrapnel Records. The collaboration was organized by Shrapnel founder Mike Varney due to his enthusiasm for both guitarists' stylistic similarities, and as a result of good sales a second album, Project, was released in 1997.
Tilt was a Polish rock band, regarded as one of the first punk bands in Poland. It was founded in Warsaw in 1979 by Tomasz Lipinski and it has been existing with several breaks until now. In its first years, it performed songs in English, later switching to Polish. Currently performing and recording as Tomek Lipinski & Tilt with Lipinski on guitar and vocals, Wojciech Konikiewicz on keyboards, Karol Ludew on drums, Piotr Leniewicz on bass, and Alek Korecki on saxophone.
Tilt is the twelfth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released on 8 May 1995 and reached number 27 on the UK albums chart. No singles were released from the album. It was Walker's first studio album in eleven years.
Walker composed the songs for the album between 1991 and 1992 except "Manhattan", which was written in 1987, and the final song "Rosary", which was composed in 1993. The album was recorded at RAK Recording Studios and Townhouse Studios in the UK and its release had been expected as early as 1992 but was not completed until 1995. The album is the first installment of a "trilogy" that went on to include The Drift (2006) and Bish Bosch (2012).
Tilt is a British group of electronic record producers, composed of Mick Park and Nic Britton.
Tilt was started in Coventry, England by Mick Park and Mick Wilson. They became resident DJs at Eclipse, one of the early 1990s rave dance clubs. During their time at Eclipse, they met Sasha, who inspired them to produce their own material. In 1993, they met up with John Graham and formed Tilt. Engineered by Nic Britton at Bassroom/Midiroom Studios in Stoke-on-Trent, their first big hit single came in 1996 with "I Dream", released on Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Records. Tilt released several other singles such as "My Spirit", "Places", and "Butterfly", as well as "Rendezvous", which they recorded with Paul van Dyk.
Following this success, they were signed by Red Jerry's Hooj Choons label. On Hooj Choons, they released " Invisible", which reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart. They also produced a cover version of Robert Miles' " Children". Additionally, Tilt also released their "Dark Science EP" on Hooj Choons. Tilt Have had success with 7 UK chart hits to date.
Graham left Tilt in 1999 to pursue a solo production career, but Tilt, now a duo, continued to release singles. Andy Moor then joined up with Park and Wilson. They released the album, Explorer, on the now defunct Hooj Choons subsidiary label, Lost Language. Shortly after the album release, Moor and Wilson left the band to pursue their own careers. In 2011 Nic Britton re-joined Mick Park as TILT with releases on Black Hole Recordings and the 2014 album "Resonator" on Pro B Tech Records.
Tilt is the fifth studio album from British alternative rock band The Lightning Seeds. It was released in 1999. After becoming a full band in 1996 with the release of the hugely successful single " Three Lions" and the album Dizzy Heights that November, numerous members left the band whilst Zak Starkey joined the group on drums in time for their successful greatest hits album Like You Do... Best of The Lightning Seeds (1997). The band's successes alienated band leader Ian Broudie, who preferred being an "outsider more than a safe bet". Looking to stir the group in a new direction, he co-wrote material with Terry Hall, Steven Jones and Mark Cullen for Tilt.
A departure from the indie rock sound the group had established, Tilt instead explores electronica and dance music. The band had predominately recorded Tilt with electronic producer Simon Rogers, as well as working with Bomb the Bass member Tim Simenon and Cutfather & Joe on some material. Numerous critics saw Tilt as an attempt from Broudie to modernize the band's sound. The lyrics on the album were less optimistic than they had been in the band's previous work, focusing on subjects such as the Liverpool dockers' strike, self-loathing pop stars and general disillusionment.
Preceded in release a week by the single "Life's Too Short", Tilt was released by Epic Records in November 1999. A unique billboard campaign was developed to promote the album. The album was a commercial failure, only reaching number 46 on the UK Albums Chart. Its two singles also fared badly in the UK Singles Chart. Nonetheless, Tilt received almost unanimously positive reviews, with some critics naming it the band's best album. Q named it one of the 50 greatest albums of 1999. Nonetheless, Broudie was later unsatisfied with the album, and took the band on hiatus in 2000.
Tilt is a 2011 Bulgarian drama film directed by Viktor Chouchkov. The film was selected as the Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.
Tilt was a French magazine which began publication in September 1982, focused on personal computer and console gaming. It was the first French magazine specifically devoted to video games. The headquarters of the magazine was in Paris.
The name of the magazine was a nod to the pinball term, where excessive nudging of a pinball machine would result in a "tilt" penalty, and the loss of a turn during gameplay. The final issue of Tilt was published January 1994.
In optics, tilt is a deviation in the direction a beam of light propagates. Tilt quantifies the average slope in both the X and Y directions of a wavefront or phase profile across the pupil of an optical system. In conjunction with piston (the first Zernike polynomial term), X and Y tilt can be modeled using the second and third Zernike polynomials:X-Tilt: aρcos(θ) Y-Tilt: aρsin(θ)
where ρ is the normalized radius with 0 ≤ ρ ≤ 1 and θ is the azimuthal angle with 0 ≤ θ ≤ 2π.
The a and a coefficients are typically expressed as a fraction of a chosen wavelength of light.
Piston and tilt are not actually true optical aberrations, as they do not represent or model curvature in the wavefront. Defocus is the lowest order true optical aberration. If piston and tilt are subtracted from an otherwise perfect wavefront, a perfect, aberration-free image is formed.
Rapid optical tilts in both X and Y directions are termed jitter. Jitter can arise from three-dimensional mechanical vibration, and from rapidly varying 3D refraction in aerodynamic flowfields. Jitter may be compensated in an adaptive optics system by using a flat mirror mounted on a dynamic two-axis mount that allows small, rapid, computer-controlled changes in the mirror X and Y angles. This is often termed a "fast steering mirror", or FSM. A gimbaled optical pointing system cannot mechanically track an object or stabilize a projected laser beam to much better than several hundred microradians. Buffeting due to aerodynamic turbulence further degrades the pointing stability.
Light, however, has no appreciable momentum, and by reflecting from a computer-driven FSM, an image or laser beam can be stabilized to single microradians, or even a few hundred nanoradians. This almost totally eliminates image blurring due to motion, and far-field laser beam jitter. Limitations on the degree of line-of-sight stabilization arise from the limited dynamic range of the FSM tilt, and the highest frequency the mirror tilt angle can be changed. Most FSM's can be driven to several wavelengths of tilt, and at frequencies exceeding one kilohertz.
As the FSM mirror is optically flat, FSM's need not be located at pupil images. Two FSM's can be combined to create an anti-beamwalk pair, which stabilizes not only the beam pointing angle but the location of the beam center. Anti-beamwalk FSM's are positioned prior to a deformable mirror (which must be located at a pupil image) to stabilize the position of the pupil image on the deformable mirror and minimize correction errors resulting from wavefront movement, or shearing, on the deformable mirror faceplate.
Tilt is the third proper full-length by Shibuya-kei artist Kahimi Karie. It features songs by Momus, Arto Lindsay, Julien Ribot and The Olivia Tremor Control, among others. The track "Pygmalism" was taken from the Momus-penned EP Journey To The Centre Of Me; "Do You Know The Time?" and "Metaphors" were reprised from Karie's Olivia Tremor Control collaboration EP Once Upon A Time of the same year.
The album was released in 2000 by the Japanese branch of the Polydor major label; it was available in the rest of the world as an import. Tilt can be seen as bridging the stylistic gap between Karie's bubbly early work and later, more demanding releases.
Tilt was an American punk rock band from the East Bay, California, United States, formed in 1992. The group's debut studio album, Play Cell, was released through Lookout Records in 1993. They would soon after get signed to Fat Wreck Chords, which the rest of its albums were released through. The band consisted of Cinder Block (vocals), Jeffrey Bischoff (guitar), Pete Rypins (bass), Vincent Camacho (drums). Starting on February 15, 1994 at the Cattle Club in Sacramento CA and ending on April 6, 1994 in Vancouver Tilt supported Green Day on their Dookie tour.
Tilt's song "Crying Jag" appears on the soundtrack for the film Glory Daze (1996). Tilt broke up for a short time in 1996 but reunited in 1997 with Jimi Cheetah of Screw 32. They were scheduled to play a one-night-only reunion show on May 13, 2011 at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California but had to cancel because the bass player injured his arm needing surgery. So far the show has not been rescheduled. Tilt will play a one-off reunion show in the fall of 2015 as a part of a two-day festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fat Wreck Chords.
Cinder Block was also the lead singer for Retching Red and Fabulous Disaster.
Usage examples of "tilt".
Clodius Afer, tilting his head to peer at the curving surface of the ceiling eighty feet above.
Without stopping to shut the hatch Sai climbed through and ran along the tight tunnel leading to the aft compartment, and felt the deck tilt as the ship turned at high speed.
The deck tilted, and looking aft, it seemed the hundred-foot-long passageway was a stairwell, a ramp, inclined toward him, the lights no longer illuminating it, just some automatically activated battle lanterns.
In the alameda an old woman in a black rebozo was going about tilting the metal tables and chairs to let the water run off.
His mouth was fine, almost thin, and tilted at the moment in a lopsided grin that made him look younger than Alec would have guessed before.
Tilting the parchments to catch the scant light of the nearby hearth, Alec bent dubiously to his task.
The platform tilted down ominously as he shifted his weight, but Alec hauled him quickly to safety on the stairs.
Then, as in the tilting of a mirror, it shifted again to resemble a many-hoofed, amethystine crustacean coated in sores of oozing puss, out of which sprouted many black shiny eyes, which in turn were mounted on swaying, antennae-like projections.
Stone screams stunned the air as the platform on which Linden and Anele stood tilted outward.
He reached for the bottle of liquid antacid that sat on the dresser, opened it, tilted it, and drank deeply.
It looked like nothing more than a cairn marker, a huge, elongated slab of stone tilted upward at the southernmost end, as if pointing the way across the Nenoth Odhan to Aren or some other, more recent destination.
Iryala, but as virtually the entire human population of recent millennia lives in the equatorial zone, axial tilt does not directly impact the lives of Terfreyans.
There was a heavy clang, a thundering crash, the ship trembled, tilted, heeled, and slowly, painfully, settled back upright as Bade hung onto the desk and Runckel dove for cover.
Abruptly she tilted lifted the cup to her mouth unsteadily and gulped the contents, choking and coughing, then thrust it out toward Bayle for more.
He grasped her chin with the fingers of his free hand and tilted her head up so she had to look into his eyes - and meet the blueness boring into hers.