- n. 慢跑；流浪汉
- vi. 慢跑
- vt. 使慢跑
- n. (Canter)人名；(英)坎特；(西、意、瑞典)坎特尔
缩写自Canterbury，英国肯特郡大教堂。因旧时朝拜者到Canterbury大教堂朝拜时，其马速既不太快也不太慢而得名。其字面义为肯特郡人的城堡，来自cant, 同Kent，-bury, 同borough。
- canter:  Canter comes from phrases such as Canterbury trot, Canterbury pace, etc, which were terms applied to the pace at which medieval pilgrims rode on their way by horse to the shrine of Thomas à Beckett at Canterbury in Kent (earliest references to it are from the 17th century, much later than the time of Chaucer’s pilgrims in the Middle Ages). The abbreviated from canter appeared in the 18th century, initially as a verb, and Samuel Johnson in his Dictionary 1755 defined Canterbury gallop as ‘the hand gallop of an ambling horse, commonly called a canter’.
- canter (v.)
- 1706, from a contraction of Canterbury gallop (1630s), "easy pace at which pilgrims ride to Canterbury" (q.v.). Related: Cantered; cantering.
- canter (n.)
- 1755, from canter (v.).
- 1. Carnac set off at a canter.
- 2. She set off at a canter.
- 3. She leaps in one bound onto her pony's back for a speedy canter around the ring.
- 4. 'I say a horse at a canter coming up, Joe.'
- “ 我看是有匹马小跑过来了. ”
来自英汉文学 - 双城记
- 5. We set off at a canter.
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