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canter a horse's gait between a trot and a gallop. [2 definitions]
Canterbury bells (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a plant of the bellflower family, cultivated for its blue, pink, or white flowers.
cantharides see Spanish fly.
cant hook a blunt-tipped wooden lever with a movable metal hook near the lower end, used in handling logs; peavey.
canthus the angle formed at either side of the eye at the juncture of the upper and lower eyelids.
canticle a song or chant, esp. a nonmetrical hymn of worship with words taken from a Biblical text.
Canticle of Canticles in the Douay Bible, the Song of Songs; Song of Solomon.
cantilena a simple lyrical passage in vocal or instrumental music.
cantilever a rigid structural member, as of a bridge, fastened at or near one of its ends to a vertical support and projecting horizontally, usu. a great length, from it. [4 definitions]
cantilever bridge a bridge consisting of two beams or cantilevers that project toward each other and are joined to form a span.
cantina in Mexico and the southwestern United States, a saloon or bar.
cantle the rear supporting part of a saddle, usu. curved upward. [2 definitions]
canto a main division of a long poem.
Canton see Guangzhou.
canton a political division of a country, such as one of the states of Switzerland or a subdivision of an arrondissement in France. [3 definitions]
Cantonese the Chinese language spoken in the region of Guangzhou and in Hong Kong. [3 definitions]
cantonment a military encampment or station, sometimes used as winter quarters. [2 definitions]
cantor the synagogue official who chants in solo or leads the congregation in chanting prayers. [2 definitions]
can't stand (informal) to hate something.
cantus firmus an established melody to which other elements are added in a polyphonic composition.
can't wait to feel extremely excited in anticipation of something.