a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
ride at a canter
"The men cantered away"
go at a canter, of horses
ride at a cantering pace
"He cantered the horse across the meadow"
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.
A ride on a horse at such speed.
To move at such pace.
Origin: Short for Canterbury pace, from the supposed easy pace of medieval pilgrims to Canterbury.
a moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding
a rapid or easy passing over
to move in a canter
to cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter
one who cants or whines; a beggar
one who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language
Origin: [An abbreviation of Canterbury. See Canterbury gallop, under Canterbury.]
The canter is a controlled, three-beat gait performed by a horse. It is a natural gait possessed by all horses, faster than most horses' trot but slower than the gallop, and is used by all riders. The speed of the canter varies between 16–27 km/h, depending on the length of the stride of the horse. A variation of the canter, seen in western riding, is called a lope, and generally is quite slow, no more than 13–19 km/h.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kan′tėr, n. an easy gallop.—v.i. to move at an easy gallop.—v.t. to make to canter. [Orig. Canterbury-gallop, from the easy pace at which the pilgrims rode to the shrine at Canterbury.]
Canter (noun) a person who lives by begging for food or money.
Canter is a beggar that has not enough money to spent.Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015
The numerical value of canter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of canter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of canter in a Sentence
This is an ambitious target but ... as indeed I have said on many occasions, we will meet our 2030 targets at a canter.
The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, The work is done.
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