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  • n  a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
  • v  ride at a canter
    The men cantered away
  • v  go at a canter, of horses
  • v  ride at a cantering pace
    He cantered the horse across the meadow

  • Increasingly, families are discovering that a brisk morning canter is not only fine exercise; it also opens up new countryeven in relatively built-up areas.
  • A horse's three conventional speeds forwardthe walk, trot and canterwere either too slow, too fast or too uncomfortable for some early American connoisseurs.
  • The words canter, crack and crawl were rejected.

  • Mark Hughes in WalesOnline
    Hughes added: "I was pleased with my lads. They kept at them and if their goalkeeper had not had such a great night, we would have won it at a canter. But frankly we were never in any danger. We should have won by a fair margin and we should have...
  • Malcolm Fraser in The Age
    If anyone had challenged Harold in a leadership contest he (Mr Holt) would have won it in a canter,Mr Fraser said.
  • Paul Nicholls in
    Asked which one he would ride, Nicholls said: "Put it this way, if I was in Ruby Walsh's shoes, I wouldn't get off Kauto Star. There's no way he could get off him. They quite often canter up the hill together but when they're doing fast work Denman...

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