How to Pronounce cants?

Correct pronunciation for the word "cants" is [kˈants], [kˈants], [k_ˈa_n_t_s].

What are the misspellings for cants?

"Cants" in context

Cants are a form of cryptography and shorthand used in the shipping industry to securely communicate information between parties. The origins of cants date back to the late 1700s when privateers and naval officers used them to communicate on vessels. Cants utilise an archaic form of language that can be easily understood and applied to specific situations, allowing for a swift and efficient way of passing information.

Cants are typically made up of symbols, abbreviations and secret codes, making them difficult to decipher without proper knowledge. They often signify different ports, flags and types of vessels, with each cant being represented by a single symbol or letter.

What are similar-sounding words for cants?

Usage over time for cants:

This graph shows how "cants" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

26 words made out of letters CANTS

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