Cant


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
If you do cant the bow a little differently from one shot to the next, you'll miss to the right or left, depending on the direction of the cant.
always to meet patients and leading normal, lives Cant "I've come today from Lancashire with my mum, dad, my boyfriend, my brother and his fiancee.
One video from 2011 also showed Cant covertly filming a female work colleague's legs under his desk whilst another illicit sequence showed his own unsuspecting ex-girlfriend lying naked with him on a floor.
Away from work, Cant had been courageously battling Parkinson's disease since 1999.
Subjects determined to have an occlusal plane cant were eliminated from the study.
The longer knife (chipping knife) severs a slice of wood from the log, and the shorter knife (canting knife) smoothes the surface of the cant. The knives were made of A1SI A8 tool steel with the following chemical composition (% by weight): 0.55 percent C, 5 percent Cr, 1.25 percent W, and 1.25 percent Mo.
The DIG also directed the SP Cant to submit a good work done report to CCPO and DIG Operations.
Coroner Robin Balmain said the landlord called officers after being unable to contact Mr Cant, whose martital status was unknown.
VETERAN children's TV presenter Brian Cant is to get a special BAFTA award.
Cant worked at the former Whitinsville Savings Bank as a mortgage processor and also prepared income taxes.
Elvis Adrian Cant forced his way in to the 17-year-old's home in the village of Potterhanworth, near Lincoln, last Friday.
The word cant refers to the secret language spoken by professional thieves and beggars.