canter

Definitions

  • Horse at canter
    Horse at canter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v canter ride at a canter "The men cantered away"
    • v canter ride at a cantering pace "He cantered the horse across the meadow"
    • v canter go at a canter, of horses
    • n canter a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Canter A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding.
    • Canter A rapid or easy passing over. "A rapid canter in the Times over all the topics."
    • Canter One who cants or whines; a beggar.
    • Canter One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language. "The day when he was a canter and a rebel."
    • v. t Canter To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.
    • v. i Canter kăn"tẽr To move in a canter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canter A moderate running pace of a horse; a moderate or easy gallop.
    • n canter Figuratively, a brisk but easy movement of any kind; a running over or through; a run; a scamper.
    • canter To move in a canter: said of horses.
    • canter To ride a cantering horse.
    • canter To cause to canter.
    • n canter One who cants or whines; a professional beggar or vagrant.
    • n canter One who talks cant, in any sense of the word; especially, a canting preacher.
    • n canter One who bids at an auction. See extract.
    • n canter In a sawmill, a machine placed over the carriage and used to cant or roll over the log on the carriage in making the first cuts; a canting-machine. It consists of a chain wound round a drum or shaft and carrying, at the end, a cant-hook that engages the log, the revolution of the shaft lifting the chain and hook and turning the log.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canter one who cants, a beggar: one who makes hypocritical professions
    • n Canter kan′tėr an easy gallop
    • v.i Canter to move at an easy gallop
    • v.t Canter to make to canter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
An abbreviation of Canterbury,. See Canterbury gallop, under Canterbury

Usage

In literature:

No galloping; a gentle canter.
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
Of course if we could canter our thirty or forty miles a day we should soon be there, but we are an escort only.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
A few minutes later the three horsemen were cantering over the plain.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
A long, level stretch lay before them, and the donkeys took it at a canter.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
The next morning when Trennahan rode up, Magdalena was already on her horse, and they cantered off at once.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
There were a dozen or so early riders besides himself, and in and out the winding path they passed and repassed, walking, trotting, cantering.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Cantering on, he leapt from his horse, dropped the reins on its neck, and ran forward.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
The pain of keeping his seat occupied him as they cantered through the wood.
"The Prussian Officer" by D. H. Lawrence
They seemed in haste, and she could hear the rattle of their sabres as they cantered by.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
And you might sit a little closer at the canter.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
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In poetry:

When sped abroad the message stern
On cantering hoofbeats borne
That old man Carey "took a turn,"
And might not see the morn.
"When Old Man Carey Died" by John O Brien
But oh for the ninth one: where he tossed his mane,
And cantered and galloped and whinnied and swished
His silky white tail, I went looking in vain,
And the wish I had ready could never be wished.
"White Horses" by Eleanor Farjeon
A scrimmage in a Border Station —
A canter down some dark defile —
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail —
The Crammer's boast, the Squadron's pride,
Shot like a rabbit in a ride!
"Arithmetic on the Frontier" by Rudyard Kipling
The Student praised the good old times,
And liked the canter of the rhymes,
That had a hoofbeat in their sound;
But longed some further word to hear
Of the old chronicler Ben Meir,
And where his volume might he found.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. Interlude VI. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At first 'e walked quite dignified, an' then 'e had to trot,
And then 'e tried to canter when the pace became too 'ot.
'E looked 'is very 'aughtiest, as if 'e didn't mind,
And all the time the motor-car was pushin' 'im be'ind.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle
How the graceless-graceful stride of the elephant was eyed,
And the capers of the little horse that cantered at his side!
How the shambling camels, tame to the plaudits of their fame,
With listless eyes came silent, masticating as they came.
"The Circus-Day Parade" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Canter's 400th win a testament to team toughness and heart.
Andrew Canter is president and CEO of Canter Cos.
Nicole Cifani is a DJ, both in clubs and on the radio, and for years her one true late-night love has been Canter 's.
Canter 's 400th win a testament to team toughness and heart.
Kelly Canter (Paltrow) is a country singer dealing with the demons of fame.
Roasted Canter Valley duck breast and confit leg, savoy cabbage, merguez sausage and pommes sautes at O'Connell Street Bistro .
Chanel Cantere leads TC to 3-1 performance at San Joaquin Delta Tournament.
Canter's new menu: Hello, gluten- free bagel -- bye, chopped liver.
Canter's new menu: Hello, gluten -free bagel -- bye, chopped liver.
Canter's Deli launches a new menu with panini, fancy cocktails.
Canter's new menu: Hello , gluten-free bagel -- bye, chopped liver.
Highlights include the Sunset Strip, Chateau Marmont, Farmers Market, Canter's, Pink's, Fairfax, Melrose, La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, Koreatown and the Wiltern.
Canter's new menu: Hello, gluten-free bagel -- bye, chopped liver .
Canter's new menu : Hello, gluten-free bagel -- bye, chopped liver.
Niners linebacker Michael Wilhoite has been promoted from the practice squad to the team's 53-man roster, according to his agent, David Canter.
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In science:

Finally, even if here we focus on the biped gait, the switching among multiple gait patterns like walking, trotting, cantering and galloping of the quadrupeds are expected to be recovered with the appropriate coupling of several nonlinear oscillators as done by Collins et al [19,20].
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
The computational domain is a square of length 2 units and the initial high density and pressure region is cantered around the origin.
A New Multidimensional Hydrodynamics code based on Semidiscrete Central and WENO schemes
We consider a small region of radius δr at the canter of the grid.
A New Multidimensional Hydrodynamics code based on Semidiscrete Central and WENO schemes
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