AskDefine | Define canted

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canted adj : departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted" [syn: atilt, leaning, tilted, tipped]

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canted
  1. past of cant

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Cant (or Canted) is the architectural term describing part, or segment, of a facade which is at an angle to another part of the same facade. The angle breaking the facade is less than a right angle thus enabling a canted facade to be viewed as, and remain, one composition.
Canted facades are a typical of, but not exclusive to Baroque architecture.
canted in Romanian: Cant (arhitectură)
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