Can·ter·bury /ˈkæntə(r)ˌbɛri, b(ə)ri/
Can·ter·bur·y prop. n.
1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas à Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.
2. A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.
Canterbury ball Bot., a species of Campanula of several varieties, cultivated for its handsome bell-shaped flowers.
Canterbury gallop, a gentle gallop such as was used by pilgrims riding to Canterbury; a canter.
Canterbury tale, one of the tales which Chaucer puts into the mouths of certain pilgrims to Canterbury. Hence, any tale told by travelers to pass away the time.
n : a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the
cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170;
seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church