One who cants or whines a beggar
- resulting in as a horse to go at a canter to ride a horse at a canter
- to maneuver in a canter
- a modest and simple gallop adapted to pleasure riding
- get at a canter, of horses
- trip at a canter
- ride at a cantering pace
- a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
- A moderate and simple gallop adapted to pleasure cycling.
- an instant or simple passing more than.
- to maneuver in a canter.
- resulting in, as a horse, going at a canter; to drive (a horse) at a canter.
- one that cants or whines; a beggar.
- a person who tends to make hypocritical pretensions to goodness; a person who uses canting language.
1706, from a contraction of Canterbury gallop (1630s), "easy pace where pilgrims ride to Canterbury" (q.v.). Related: Cantered; cantering.
- 1755, from canter (v.).
A three-time pace that makes up the one-step. The hooves touch the floor into the next succession: kept hind knee; kept diagonal and right foreleg followed closely by a time of suspension. You will find three canter paces: medium, gathered and extended. (sport: Dressage)
One of her riders urged his horse into a canter and approached, while she halted her horse, disguised among the men.