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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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Caption: Incorporating a bubble level into your sighting system will prevent you from canting your bow; all that needs to be vertical are your sight pins (or sight bar if you're using a slider).
Evaluation was done for clinically evident upper lip canting. Each subject was healthy, without any clinically evident facial asymmetry in repose.
Ten patients with lip canting were examined by two examiners and inter-observer reliability were determined.
The simulation (SolidWorks, Waltham, Massachusetts) of the cutter head machining a 150-cm-diameter log showed that the nominal rake angle was 54[degrees] for the canting knife and 49[degrees] for the chipping knife.
The cross represents a missing A-site spin, which can give rise to magnetic frustration and canting of neighboring B-site spins.
"The issue is not whether canting keels have an inherent problem, as some people seem to believe.