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cantle

[ kan-tl ]
/ ˈkæn tl /
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noun

the hind part of a saddle, usually curved upward.
a corner; piece; portion: a cantle of land.

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Origin of cantle

1275–1325; Middle English cantel (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin cantellus, equivalent to Latin cant(us) (see cant2) + -ellus diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for cantle

cantle
/ (ˈkæntəl) /

noun

the back part of a saddle that slopes upwards
a slice; a broken-off piece
C14: from Old Northern French cantel, from cant corner; see cant ²
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