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canter

[ kan-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF canter

Synonyms for canter

  • lope
  • race
  • trot
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Captain Smith affected a cough, and put his brown mare into a canter.

Caroline, with a movement of impatience, put her horse into a canter.

That's why I have Dutchy take him out on a country road and canter him.

I had intended asking you to join me in a canter over the country.

The party who were to go were soon in the saddle, and they started off at a canter.

They rode southward at a canter in the shelter of the edge of the timber.

I suppose you 've no objection to my taking a canter on him this morning?

But, come along, my boy, we'll take a canter; I want to show you Moddiridderoo.

"Orders from General Murray, sir," said the man, and rode off at a canter.

"Everybody has got ahead of us," she said, as they put their horses into a canter.

WORD ORIGIN

1706, from a contraction of Canterbury gallop (1630s), "easy pace at which pilgrims ride to Canterbury" (q.v.). Related: Cantered; cantering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CANTER

gait

nounway an animal or person moves, walks
  • amble
  • bearing
  • canter
  • carriage
  • clip
  • gallop
  • get along
  • lick
  • march
  • motion
  • movement
  • pace
  • run
  • speed
  • step
  • stride
  • tread
  • trot
  • walk
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