cantering


cantering

noun

  1. an easy gallop.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to move or ride at a canter.

noun

  1. an easy three-beat gait of horses, etc, between a trot and a gallop in speed
  2. at a canter easily; without efforthe won at a canter

verb

  1. to move or cause to move at a canter
n.

1755, from canter (v.).

v.

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

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