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EnglishEdit

 
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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.
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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.
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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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VerbEdit

canter

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

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin cantō.

VerbEdit

canter

  1. (Northern dialect) Alternative form of chanter

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.