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Definition of canter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    canter

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    BrE BrE//ˈkæntə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they canter
    BrE BrE//ˈkæntə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntər//
     
    he / she / it canters
    BrE BrE//ˈkæntəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntərz//
     
    past simple cantered
    BrE BrE//ˈkæntəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntərd//
     
    past participle cantered
    BrE BrE//ˈkæntəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntərd//
     
    -ing form cantering
    BrE BrE//ˈkæntərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntərɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] canter (something) (of a horse or rider) to move or make a horse move at a canter We cantered along the beach. compare gallop, trot See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2canter home/to victory/to a win (in sport) to win easily Australia cantered home by 10 wickets. The team cantered to an easy win over Carlisle United.
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent. (as a verb): short for Canterbury pace or Canterbury gallop, from the supposed easy pace of medieval pilgrims to Canterbury, a city in Kent, SE England.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canter

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