cantle

cantle

/ˈkant(ə)l/
noun
The raised curved part at the back of a horse’s saddle.

Origin
Middle English (in the sense ‘a corner’): from Anglo-Norman French cantel, variant of Old French chantel, from medieval Latin cantellus, from cantus ‘corner, side’.

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Samuel stood beside his horse. He loved to ride, but even with the cantle at the back for a little support, he was glad to get out of the saddle for a bit. He used that as his excuse for standing next to the pretty girl.

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