The definition of a cantle is the upward-curving, rear part of a saddle.(noun)
An example of a cantle is the part of a saddle where your lower back rests.
See cantle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME cantel, a corner, rim, piece < OFr < ML cantellus, dim. of LL cantus: see cant
See cantle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English cantel, corner
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin cantellus
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *cantus; see cant1.
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