from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The raised rear part of a saddle.
- n. A corner, segment, or portion; a piece: a cantle of land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A splinter, slice, or sliver broken off something.
- n. The raised back of a saddle.
- v. To cut into pieces.
- v. To cut out from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part.
- n. The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel.
- transitive v. To cut in pieces; to cut out from.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut into pieces; cut a piece out of.
- n. A corner; fragment; piece; portion.
- n. The protuberant part of a saddle behind; the hind bow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the back of a saddle seat
We ' re left to guess, for instance, what it means that a man has his camelhair jacket shoggling over the cantle of the saddle.
“Lean back and grasp the cantle,” Mr. Conner instructed.
The cantle, in back, was fairly low, about like an American ‘western’ saddle, to make for easy mounting.
Meek-as-milk-water Nightlily leaped ahead so fast that she nearly pitched backward over the cantle.
She closed her hands tight over the cantle of the rider's saddle, feeling nervous at being mounted with no reins in her hand.
Doubtful rights go cheap; and so the foreshore westward of the brook being claimed by divers authorities, a tidy little cantle of it had been leased by Admiral Darling, lord of the manor, to
The Dike, extending from the rough North Sea to the calmer waters of Bridlington Bay, is nothing more than a deep dry trench, skillfully following the hollows of the ground, and cutting off Flamborough Head and a solid cantle of high land from the rest of Yorkshire.
Grasping the horn in one hand, the cantle in his other, he stiffly pulled himself onto the burro.
Sabin plucked Strongfist's arming cap and helm from the strap behind the saddle cantle and, drawing Lucifer close, reached up to place them on Strongfist's head.
The high pommel and cantle and the long stirrup leathers gave him a firm seat that only a full-on blow or his death would dislodge.