tilt at windmills

Definition of tilt at windmills


  1. :  to use time and energy to attack an enemy or problem that is not real or important

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a canopy for a wagon, boat, or stall

  1. :  to cover or provide with a tilt

  1. :  a contest on horseback in which two combatants charging with lances or similar weapons try to unhorse each other :  joust

    :  a tournament of tilts

    :  dispute, contention

  1. :  to cause to have an inclination

    :  to point or thrust in or as if in a tilt

    :  to charge against

windmillplay windmills
  1. :  a mill or machine operated by the wind usually acting on oblique vanes or sails that radiate from a horizontal shaft

    :  a wind-driven water pump or electric generator

    :  the wind-driven wheel of a windmill

  1. :  to cause to move like a windmill

    :  to move like a windmill

    :  to spin from the force of wind

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