What is the meaning of cant?


  • Stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition.
  • A slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force.
  • A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves. )
    • usage: "they don't speak our lingo"
  • Insincere talk about religion or morals.
  • Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees.


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APAWordNet. (2010). cant. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/cant/definitions/1219041
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