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cantle

[kan-tl] /ˈkæn tl/
noun
1.
the hind part of a saddle, usually curved upward.
2.
a corner; piece; portion:
a cantle of land.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English cantel (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cantellus, equivalent to Latin cant(us) (see cant2) + -ellus diminutive suffix
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cantle

/ˈkæntəl/
noun
1.
the back part of a saddle that slopes upwards
2.
a slice; a broken-off piece
Word Origin
C14: from Old Northern French cantel, from cant corner; see cant²
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Word Origin and History for cantle
n.

early 14c., "a part, a portion," also "a section cut out of anything" (mid-15c.), from Old North French cantel "corner, piece" (Old French chantel, Modern French chanteau), from Medieval Latin cantellus, diminutive of cantus "corner" (see cant (n.2)).

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