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Definition of the noun canter

What does canter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: canters

  1. a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of canter: lope
    • more generic word: gait = a horse's manner of moving

Alternative definition of the noun canter

noun

  1. A gait of a horse between a trot and a gallop, consisting of three beats and a "suspension" phase, where there are no feet on the ground. Also describing this gait on other four legged animals.
  2. A ride on a horse at such speed.

Specialised definition of the noun canter

Glossary of sports / equestrian

a gait in which three legs are simultaneously off the ground. It's faster than a trot but slower than a gallop

a horse's gait in which three legs are off the ground at the same time. It is slower than a gallop and faster than a trot

Definition of the verb canter

What does canter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cantered | cantering | canters

  1. ride at a canter
  2. go at a canter, of horses
    • example: The horses canter across the field
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: pace = go at a pace
  3. ride at a cantering pace
    • examples: He cantered the horse across the meadow | The men canter the horses across the field
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • domains: horseback riding / riding; equitation / horseback riding / riding
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: ride / sit = sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

Alternative definition of the verb canter

verb

  1. To move at such pace.

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"Canter" is a composition.

Miscellanea

The canter is a controlled, three-beat gait performed by a horse. It is a natural gait possessed by all horses, faster than most horses' trot but slower than the gallop, and is used by all riders. The speed of the canter varies between 16–27 km/h, depending on the length of the stride of the horse. A variation of the canter, seen in western riding, is called a lope, and generally is quite slow, no more than 13–19 km/h.

Phrases with Canter

  1. At a Canter
  2. In a Canter

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Canter

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Google previewThe Everything Horseback Riding Book (2005)

Step-by-step Instruction to Riding Like a Pro by Cheryl Kimball

The canter is an asymmetrical gait. The canter gait is the...

Google previewRiding and driving, by 'Stonehenge'. (1863)

The Seat por the Canter is a very easy one, the knees taking a very gentle hold of the saddle, the feet not bearing strongly upon the stirrups, and the body tolerably upright in the saddle. The hands must not be too low in this pace, but should ...

Google previewThe Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine (2007)

by Barb Crabbe

The canter is a three-beat gait, with a single hind limb contacting the ground first, followed by the diagonal pair, followed by the final forelimb...

Because the canter is an asymmetrical gait, it has two possible variations, called leads.

Google previewThe American Farmer (1858)

own account, because the canter is an artificial gait, and however easy to the hsrseman, fatiguing to the horse,

Google previewBritish Rural Sports (1877)

Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating, and Pedestrianism, with All Rural Games and Amusements by John Henry Walsh

The Skat fob the Canter is a very easy one, the knees taking a very gentle hold of the saddle, the feet not bearing strongly upon the stirrups, and the body tolerably upright in the saddle. The hands must not be too low in this pace, hut should ...

Google previewPatroclus and Penelope: A Chat in the Saddle (1888)

by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

A canter is a gait somewhat similar to the gallop, though the feet move and come down in different progression. But at certain times one or more of the four feet are successively sustaining the weight, and there is an interval when the horse is ...

Google previewHow to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse (2013)

by Janice L. Blake

~Beryl Markham A canter is a cure for every evil. ~ Benjamin Disraeli A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger. ~James Rarey.

Google previewMorgan Horses Are My Favorite! (2012)

by Elaine Landau

A canter is faster than a trot. The gait. Galloping is the fastest Horses canter is a three-beat like a very fast canter. gait of all. A gallop feels Horse Crazy You don't have to own a horse to.

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

Canter, A. A background interference procedure to increase sensitivity of the Bender-Gestalt test to organic brain disorder. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 1966, 30, 91-97. Canter, A. A BIP Bender test for the detection of organic brain ...

Google previewSterling Dictionary of Idioms (1998)

by Vijaya Kumar

CANTER a canter/an easy canter win easily, without having to make any real effort The ruling ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

InNovember 1985,Professor David Canter fromthe University ofSurrey, England, was contacted bytwo senior detectives fromNew ScotlandYard todiscuss the viability of developing a similar method of criminal detection. Canterthen became ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime (2003)

by Eric W. Hickey

Geographical profiling and the scientific, empirically based offender profiling by David Canter and colleagues are both becoming leading approaches in criminal investigations. They can offer tremendous assistance to investigators in making ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2012)

Canter D (2000) Offender profiling and criminal differentiation. legal and Criminoiogicai Psychology 5: 23- 46. Canter D ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1N1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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