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a.1.(Her.) Having a charge in each of the four corners; - said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
2.(Arch.) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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From all sides the free companions had trooped in, until not less than twelve thousand of these veteran troops were cantoned along the frontiers of Navarre.