14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English cantel, from Anglo-French cantel, chantel, diminutive of Old French chant side, edge — more at cant entry 4
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“Cantle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantle. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.
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