Part of speech: verb

To ride or move at a canter.

Part of speech: noun

A moderate, easy gallop.

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Usage examples "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", 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", H. Beam Piper.
  3. The others followed at a canter. - "Steve Yeager", William MacLeod Raine.