- an easy gallop.
verb (used with or without object)
- to move or ride at a canter.
- an easy three-beat gait of horses, etc, between a trot and a gallop in speed
- at a canter easily; without efforthe won at a canter
- to move or cause to move at a canter
1755, from canter (v.).
1706, from a contraction of Canterbury gallop (1630s), “easy pace at which pilgrims ride to Canterbury” (q.v.). Related: Cantered; cantering.