canter

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

canter (plural canters)

  1. A gait of a horse between a trot and a gallop, consisting of three beats and a "suspension" phase, where there are no feet on the ground. Also describing this gait on other four legged animals.
  2. A ride on a horse at such speed.
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

canter (third-person singular simple present canters, present participle cantering, simple past and past participle cantered)

  1. (intransitive) To move at such pace.
  2. (intransitive) To cause to move at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

cant +‎ -er

NounEdit

canter (plural canters)

  1. One who cants or whines; a beggar.
  2. One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.
    • Macaulay
      The day when he was a canter and a rebel.

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

canter

  1. (nautical) to list
  2. (reflexive) to lean

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

canter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of canto

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin cantō.

VerbEdit

canter

  1. (Northern dialect) Alternative form of chanter.

ConjugationEdit

  • Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.
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