aslant aslant

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having an oblique or slanted direction
  2. (adv) over or across in a slanting direction
  3. (adv) at an oblique angle

Usage(s):

  1. Through the rain a company of battle-seasoned Philippine Scouts slopped up toward the Bataan front, rifles aslant.
  2. Surveying 15 wells chosen at random, the engineers found 13 aslant by 40 to 56-enough to carry them comfortably into nearby producing pools owned by major operators.
  3. Always pitched aslant, midway between earthly submission and airy aspirations, Ivan Turgenev remains literature's tallest, finest leaning tower.

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