What does the word canter mean?

Usage examples for canter

  1. For the first few minutes she let the long- limbed black race on at full speed, a breathless course, because the beat of the wind in her face raised her courage, gave her a certain impulse which was almost happiness, just as the martyrs rejoiced and held out their hands to the fire that was to consume them; but after the first burst of headlong galloping, she drew down the speed to a hand- canter, and this in turn to a fast trot, for she dared not risk the far- echoed sound of the clattering hoofs over the rock. – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  2. For a moment Dosu Golan watched Coru- hin- Irigod and his followers canter out of the yard and break into a gallop on the road beyond. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  3. The others followed at a canter. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine