Cantle \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. [1913 Webster] Cuts me from the best of all my land A huge half moon, a monstrous cantle out. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel. [Written also {cante}.] [1913 Webster]