Cant

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cant

[kant]
(ordnance)
The leaning or tilt of an object; especially, the sidewise tilt of a gun.

Cant

A salient corner; a line or surface angled in relation to another, as in a wall or surface sloped away from the perpendicular.

cant

1. A salient corner.
2. A line or surface angled in relation to another, as a sloped wall.
3. Masonry “on cant” is laid with joints sloping between front and back surfaces; the vertical joints are laid normally.
4. A log partly or wholly squared off.