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canting

[′kant·iŋ]
(mechanics)
Displacing the free end of a beam which is fixed at one end by subjecting it to a sideways force which is just short of that required to cause fracture.
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The iconic nature of a floating village will turn the Canting Basin into a major attraction quite unlike any other in the world, as well as being a dynamic centre for local people and businesses.
Skandia Cowes Week is leading the way in separating canting keelers from the mainstream fixed keel racing yachts for the 2007 regatta off England's Isle of Wight.
Neville Crichton, the owner of super maxi Alfa Romeo, has defended canting keel boats against claims that they are unsafe in a letter to the sailing website scuttlebutteurope.
The canting keel enables the big maxi-yachts to be lighter, carry more sail and sail faster in all wind conditions.
16-32), when a cultural break came with the Restoration -- and when Richard Head's The English Rogue (1665) and The Canting Academy (1673), discussed in the next chapter (pp.