Complete Definition of "canter"

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

Pronunciation
w:International Phonetic Alphabet|IPA:/kæntÉr/, /kæntÉr/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æntÉ(r)|-æntÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  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.
  2. A ride on a horse at such speed.

Verb
en-verb

  1. Move at such pace.

Derived terms
in a canter (or at a canter)

Category:Horse gaits

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