Canter

Definition of Canter

Cant´er   Pronunciation: kăn´tẽr
n.1.A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding.
2.A rapid or easy passing over.
A rapid canter in the Times over all the topics.
- Sir J. Stephen.
v. i.1.To move in a canter.
[imp. & p. p. Cantered (kăn"tẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cantering.]
v. t.1.To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.
n.1.One who cants or whines; a beggar.
2.One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.
The day when he was a canter and a rebel.
- Macaulay.

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