rakish tilt

Ra–kish adj 1. Nautical Having a trim, streamlined appearance: “We were schooner rigged and rakish, with a long and lissome hull” (John Masefield). 2. Dashingly or sportlingly stylish; jaunty. Probably from Rake (from the raking masts of pirate ships).
—The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000.
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