Definition of Cantle

1. Noun. The back of a saddle seat.

Generic synonyms: Back, Backrest
Group relationships: Saddle



Definition of Cantle

1. n. A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part.

2. v. t. To cut in pieces; to cut out from.

Definition of Cantle

1. Noun. (obsolete) A splinter, slice, or sliver broken off something. ¹

2. Noun. The raised back of a saddle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cantle

1. the rear part of a saddle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantle

cantilevers
cantillate
cantillated
cantillates
cantillating
cantillation
cantillations
cantina
cantinas
cantiness
canting
cantingly
cantings
cantion
cantions
cantle (current term)
cantled
cantles
cantlet
cantlets
cantlie line
cantling
canto
canton
cantonal
cantoned
cantoning
cantonize
cantonized
cantonizes

Literary usage of Cantle

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1. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"The second feature to which we have alluded consists in carrying the pommel and cantle so far round the knight's person that they touch each other, ..."

2. Wharton's Law-lexicon: Forming an Epitome of the Law of England : and by John Jane Smith Wharton, John Mounteney Lely (1892)
"... in whose diocese he is beneficed, and also to the metropolitan of such bishop. Canonist, a professor of ecclesiastical law. Cantel, or cantle [fr. ..."

3. A New Universal Gazetteer: Or Geographical Dictionary by Jedidiah Morse, Richard Cary Morse (1823)
"Up. Canada. die, the principal part of the houses being erected on the seat ; on the pommel of the saddle stands the Observatory, and on the cantle some ..."

4. Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive by United States Congress. Senate (1856)
"Also, constructing the valise of two connected receptacles DD, which are supported immediately in the rear of the legs of the cantle, substantially in the ..."

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