Definition of asklent in English:

asklent

(also asclent, asklant)

adverb

English Regional, Northern, Irish English
obsolete Scottish
  • Astray; aside, to one side; in a slanting or sloping direction; obliquely.

preposition

English Regional, Northern, Irish English
Scottish
  • Across in a slanting direction; = aslant.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Gilbert Hay (c1397–c1465), soldier and poet. Probably either (i) from a- + sklent, perhaps as a reduced form of on sklent.

Pronunciation

asklent

/əˈsklɛnt/