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canter


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canter  \Can"ter\,  n.  [An  abbreviation  of  Caner  bury.  See 
  Canterbury  gallop,  under  {Canterbury}.] 
  1.  A  moderate  and  easy  gallop  adapted  to  pleasure  riding. 
 
  Note:  The  canter  is  a  thoroughly  artificial  pace,  at  first 
  extremely  tiring  to  the  horse,  and  generally  only  to  be 
  produced  in  him  by  the  restraint  of  a  powerful  bit, 
  which  compels  him  to  throw  a  great  part  of  his  weight 
  on  his  haunches  .  .  .  There  is  so  great  a  variety  in 
  the  mode  adopted  by  different  horses  for  performing  the 
  canter,  that  no  single  description  will  suffice,  nor 
  indeed  is  it  easy  .  .  .  to  define  any  one  of  them  --J. 
  H.  Walsh. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canter  \Can"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cantered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cantering}.] 
  To  move  in  a  canter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canter  \Can"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  as  a  horse,  to  go  at  a  canter;  to  ride  (a  horse)  at 
  a  canter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canter  \Cant"er\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canter 
  n  :  an  smooth  3-beat  gait;  between  a  trot  and  a  gallop  [syn:  {lope}] 
  v  1:  ride  at  a  canter;  "The  men  cantered  away" 
  2:  go  at  a  canter,  of  horses 
  3:  ride  at  a  cantering  pace;  "He  cantered  the  horse  across  the 
  meadow" 




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