cantle(redirected from cantles)
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1. The raised rear part of a saddle.
2. A corner, segment, or portion; a piece: a cantle of land.
[Middle English cantel, corner, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cantellus, from Vulgar Latin *cantus; see cant1.]
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the back part of a saddle that slopes upwards
2. a slice; broken-off piece
[C14: from Old Northern French cantel, from cant corner; see cant2]
1. the hind part of a saddle, usu. curved upward.
2. a corner; piece; portion: a cantle of land.
[1275–1325; Middle English cantel (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cantellus]