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canter

1

[ kan-ter ]

noun

  1. an easy gallop.


verb (used with or without object)

  1. to move or ride at a canter.

canter

2

[ kan-ter ]

noun

  1. a person who is much given to the use of cant.

canter

/ ˈkæntə /

noun

  1. an easy three-beat gait of horses, etc, between a trot and a gallop in speed
  2. at a canter
    at a canter easily; without effort

    he won at a canter



verb

  1. to move or cause to move at a canter

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Word History and Origins

Origin of canter1

First recorded in 1745–55; short for Canterbury to ride at a pace like that of Canterbury pilgrims

Origin of canter2

First recorded in 1870–75; cant 1 + -er 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of canter1

C18: short for Canterbury trot, the supposed pace at which pilgrims rode to Canterbury

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Example Sentences

This is where I was a little less impressed by the things Canter had to say.

Canter says the operations in those 10 states will look like this.

Canter acknowledges that the Democrats talk about “field” in every off-year election.

Look also, Canter says, at what happened in Montana and North Dakota in 2012.

“This race is going to surprise a lot of people,” says Canter.

He shook Nejdi into a canter, drew his sword, and looked keenly ahead for the first sign of those who would bar his path.

It would have been great fun, if I had not been afraid papa would catch cold, and he said we would canter on to the inn.

"But that needn't keep us from the saddle," Mollie decided, as they watched the two men canter swiftly away.

We again took a large circle, and at a good canter approached each other till we were nearly within spear's-length.

He readily purchased the salt, but learned, to his consternation, that the march to Burkesville was a mere preliminary canter.

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