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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: canterbury 'to canter' (1600-1700), from Canterbury city in southeast England; from the speed at which people rode when going to Canterbury on pilgrimage

canter

verb
     
Related topics: Horses
can‧ter [intransitive and transitive]
DSH to ride or make a horse run quite fast, but not as fast as possible [↪ gallop]
canter noun [countable]
She rode off at a canter.

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