Definition of asklent in English:

asklent

Pronunciation /əˈsklɛnt/

adverb

(also asclent)
dialect Scottish, Irish, British
  • Astray; aside, to one side; in a slanting or sloping direction; obliquely.

    "†to take the bog asklent": to run away (obsolete).

preposition

(also asclent)
dialect Scottish, Irish, British
  • 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.