Definitions for: Cantle

[n] the back of a saddle seat

Webster (1913) Definition: Can"tle, n. [OF. cantel, chantel, corner, side, piece,
F. chanteau a piece cut from a larger piece, dim. of OF. cant
edge, corner. See 1st Cant.]
1. A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part.
``In one cantle of his law.'' --Milton.

Cuts me from the best of all my land A huge half
moon, a monstrous cantle out. --Shak.

2. The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to
the pommel. [Written also cante.]

Can"tle, v. t.
To cut in pieces; to cut out from. [Obs.] [Written also

See Also: back, backrest, saddle

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