from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rooster.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rooster or cock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in crowing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cock: a quasi-proper name used like reynard, bruin, and other similar appellatives.
- n. A local English name of the gemmous dragonet, Callionymus draco.
Middle English chauntecler, from Old French chantecler, the name of the rooster in the tale of Reynard the Fox : chanter, to sing; see chant + cler, clear; see clear.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French chantecler, the proper name of the cock in Reynard the Fox. (Wiktionary)