cantle

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noun can·tle \ˈkan-təl\

Definition of cantle

  1. 1 :  a segment cut off or out of something :  part, portion

  2. 2 :  the upward projecting rear part of a saddle

Origin and Etymology of cantle

Middle English cantel, from Anglo-French cantel, chantel, diminutive of Old French chant side, edge — more at cant


First Known Use: 14th century

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