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aslant

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adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈslant \

Definition of aslant

:in a slanting direction :obliquely

First Known Use of aslant

13th century


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aslant

preposition

Definition of aslant

:over or across in a slanting direction

First Known Use of aslant

1596


ASLANT Defined for Kids

aslant

play
adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈslant \

Definition of aslant for Students

:in a slanting direction
  • with head aslant


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