MEANING: verb tr./intr.: 1. To move at an easy pace.
2. To ride a horse at a canter.
noun: 1. An easy pace.
2. A three-beat gait of a horse.

ETYMOLOGY: After Canterbury, a city in England, the home of Thomas Becket’s shrine, toward which medieval pilgrims supposedly rode at an easy pace. Earliest documented use: 1706. Also see, Canterbury tale.

CANTEX - 1) a former spouse with a very negative attitude; 2) "Fire the cowboy!"

BANTER - inane jokes

LANTER - one who puts urine in beer

RANTER - one who complains with great length and intensity about urine in his beer