Canter Definition

kăntər
cantered, cantering, canters
noun
canters
A smooth, easy pace like a moderate gallop.
Webster's New World
A smooth three-beat gait of a horse that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot, in which the feet touch the ground in the three-beat sequence of near hind foot, off hind foot and near front foot, off front foot.
American Heritage
The rumbling sound of a cantering horse.
Webster's New World
The definition of a canter is the pace of a horse that is moving at a speed between a trot and a gallop.
When a horse is moving along a meadow, going a little bit faster than trotting but not quite running, the pace at which the horse is moving is an example of a canter.
YourDictionary

One who cants or whines; a beggar.

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verb
cantered, cantering, canters
To ride or move at a canter.
Webster's New World
To cause (a horse) to go at a canter.
American Heritage
To canter is to ride a horse that is moving at a pace in between a trot and a gallop.
When you move along riding on a horse going at mid-speed, a bit faster than trotting, this is an example of a time when you canter the horse.
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Other Word Forms of Canter

Noun

Singular:
canter
Plural:
canters

Origin of Canter

  • Ultimately from phrases such as Canterbury gallop after Canterbury England, toward which pilgrims rode at an easy pace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for Canterbury pace, from the supposed easy pace of medieval pilgrims to Canterbury.

    From Wiktionary

  • cant +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary

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