Cant or canted in architecture is an angled (oblique) line or surface particularly which cuts off a corner.
Canted facades are a typical of, but not exclusive to, Baroque architecture. The angle breaking the facade is less than a right angle thus enabling a canted facade to be viewed as, and remain, one composition. Bay windows frequently have canted sides.
- "cant" def. 5 and 10. Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) © Oxford University Press 2009
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