- an easy gallop.
- to move or ride at a canter.
Origin of canter1
Examples from the Web for cantering
Historical Examples of cantering
And I've been thinking about you just cantering through wild, gay adventures.Way of the Lawless
Some time later Nancy and Tom watched her cantering across the beach.The Inn at the Red Oak
He gets his work before sunrise, and at that most of it is just cantering.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Cantering on, he leapt from his horse, dropped the reins on its neck, and ran forward.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
"Colomba, you're talking nonsense," said Orso, cantering forward.Columba
- 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 for canter
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.