aslant

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aslant (at an angle, in a curve; from the side, deviously), from "on slante"; equivalent to a- +‎ slant

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aslant

  1. slanting

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Adverb[edit]

aslant

  1. at a slant
    • Dryden
      [The shaft] drove through his neck aslant.

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Preposition[edit]

aslant

  1. (archaic) diagonally over or across
    Lay the gun aslant your lap.

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