tilt·​yard | \ ˈtilt-ˌyärd How to pronounce tiltyard (audio) \

Definition of tiltyard

: a yard or place for tilting contests

Examples of tiltyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Per Live Science, the tiltyard stretched about 650 by 250 feet, with ample room for armored jousters to lunge toward one another on horseback and wield their long lances. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Nov. 2020 But the royal court was demolished during the reign of Charles II, and the precise location of the jousting yard, or tiltyard, was believed to be lost to time. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of tiltyard

1528, in the meaning defined above

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“Tiltyard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiltyard. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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