- an easy gallop.
- to move or ride at a canter.
Origin of canter1
Examples from the Web for cantered
She hip-checked our toddler daughter for sport, sending June flying into the bushes, then cantered away victorious.My Dog Solha: From Afghanistan, With PTSD
March 13, 2013
When John Porter left the stand, the horses had just cantered back to weigh in.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Suddenly they cantered up to the wall and we knew some at least were alive.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Away he cantered with Sultan, and we went into the drawing-room.
It was now getting late, so I retraced my steps and cantered homewards.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
"'Twas while we were at supper," said Bottles, as he cantered up to my shoulder.The O'Ruddy
- an easy three-beat gait of horses, etc, between a trot and a gallop in speed
- at a canter easily; without efforthe won at a canter
- to move or cause to move at a canter
Word Origin and History for cantered
1755, from canter (v.).
1706, from a contraction of Canterbury gallop (1630s), "easy pace at which pilgrims ride to Canterbury" (q.v.). Related: Cantered; cantering.