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.]


A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part.

"In one cantle of his law."


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


The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel.

[Written also cante.]


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Can"tle, v. t.

To cut in pieces; to cut out from.

[Obs.] [Written also cantile.]


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