atilt

adverb or adjective
\ ə-ˈtilt How to pronounce atilt (audio) \

Definition of atilt

1 : in a tilted position
2 : with lance in hand run atilt at death— William Shakespeare

First Known Use of atilt

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Atilt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atilt. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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