Canterbury

Definition of Canterbury

Can´ter`bur`y   Pronunciation: kăn´tẽr`bĕr`rŷ
prop. n.1.A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas à Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.
2.A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.
Canterbury ball
(Bot.) a species of Campanula of several varieties, cultivated for its handsome bell-shaped flowers.
Canterbury gallop
a gentle gallop such as was used by pilgrims riding to Canterbury; a canter.
Canterbury tale
one of the tales which Chaucer puts into the mouths of certain pilgrims to Canterbury. Hence, any tale told by travelers to pass away the time.

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