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Definition of "canter" [can•ter•cant•er]

  • A smooth gait, especially of a horse, that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot. (noun)
  • To ride a horse at a canter. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go or move at a canter. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause (a horse) to go at a canter. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "canter" in a sentence
  • "After the pupil has mastered the difficulties of the trot, she will appreciate the enjoyable motion of an easy canter, which is the lady's pace _par excellence_."
  • "It has been remarked that an ugly seat at the canter is a sight that would spoil the finest landscape in the world, so a lady who desires to ride well should not be satisfied if she can merely stick on, like the lady in Fig. 101, but should try to ride correctly."
  • "I am cabable of doing a lot of stuff, sport i play cricket, qualifications I got sales and management, bookkeeping, accounts, call canter, pastel,, help me to get a job in SA or out side the country"