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

 

canter

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verb
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//
 
Equine sports
 
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[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 Word Origin early 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.
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