ETYM Old Eng. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, as. teld, geteld; akin to od. telde, German zelt, Icel. tjald, Swed. tält, tjäll, Dan. telt, and as. beteldan to cover.
1. A slight but noticeable partiality.
2. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; SYN. list, inclination, lean, leaning.
ETYM Old Eng. tilten, tulten, to totter, fall, as. tealt unstable, precarious; akin to tealtrian to totter, to vacillate, Dutch tel amble, ambling pace, German zelt, Icel. tölt an ambling pace, tölta to amble. Related to Totter.
To charge with a tilt, as in a joust.