Diminutive of cantle with -et or -let.
cantlet (plural cantlets)
- A piece; a fragment; a corner.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Dryden to this entry?)
- 1849, Charlotte Brontë, Shirley
- Thanks to his clasp-knife, he was able to appropriate a wing of fowl and a slice of ham; a cantlet of cold custard-pudding he thought would harmonise with these articles […]