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Definitions of cant
n. - A corner; angle; niche. 2
n. - An outer or external angle. 2
n. - An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl. 2
n. - A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant. 2
n. - A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask. 2
n. - A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel. 2
n. - A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads. 2
v. t. - To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship. 2
v. t. - To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football. 2
v. t. - To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt. 2
n. - An affected, singsong mode of speaking. 2
n. - The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation. 2
n. - The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy. 2
n. - Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars. 2
a. - Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar. 2
v. i. - To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone. 2
v. i. - To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic. 2
v. i. - To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning. 2
n. - A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction. 2
v. t. - to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction. 2

The word "cant" uses 4 letters: A C N T.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after cant (in bold), or to acnt in any order:
e -   enact   h -   chant   natch   i -   actin   antic   o -   canto   cotan   octan   s -   canst   cants   scant   y -   canty  

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act   an   ant   at   can   cat   na   ta   tan  

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