cantlet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of cantle with -et or -let.

Noun[edit]

cantlet (plural cantlets)

  1. A piece; a fragment; a corner.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Dryden to this entry?)
    • 1849, Charlotte Brontë, Shirley
      Thanks to his clasp-knife, he was able to appropriate a wing of fowl and a slice of ham; a cantlet of cold custard-pudding he thought would harmonise with these articles []