• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chanticleer chăn"tĭ*klēr A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in crowing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chanticleer A cock: a quasi-proper name used like reynard, bruin, and other similar appellatives.
    • n chanticleer A local English name of the gemmous dragonet, Callionymus draco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chanticleer chant′i-klēr a cock.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. Chanteclair, name of the cock in the Roman du Renart, Reynard the Fox,); chanter, to chant + clair, clear. See Chant, and Clear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the name of the cock in the old beast-epic of Reynard the Fox. O. Fr. chanter, to sing, cler, clear.


In literature:

Chanticleer had ceased his song; the pigs were asleep; in the barn the cow lay thinking.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
At early morning came the chorus of the chanticleers.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Chanticleer had ceased his song; the pigs were asleep; in the barn the cow lay thinking.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
On Shrove Tuesday, the first pancake cooked is given to Chanticleer for his sole gratification.
"Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853" by Various
A splendid cock stood on the wall, and crowed so loud and clear that all the neighboring chanticleers replied.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
Just as the hour is about to strike, a wooden figure of chanticleer appears and crows.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Why is the chanticleer mentioned last?
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
If he does we would earnestly appeal to him to give up calling a cock 'proud chanticleer.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
In a corner chanticleer stood, preening his feathers and restoring his ruffled dignity, while we compared opinions.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
In this melancholy situation he was found by the farmer, who instantly killed the snake, and set chanticleer at liberty.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In poetry:

Ere chanticleer with music rare
Awakes the old homestead,
The Hartley men are up and off
To earn their daily bread.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
Gleaming softly, silvery-faint,
Heralded by chanticleer,
Merging from night's shadowy taint,
New day of the passing year!
"Daybreak" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Oh, revelling skylark, sing and soar,
Rosewinged, rose-bosomed, o'er the morn!
But Chanticleer and we once more
Must scratch the world for gems and corn.
"Cock-Crow" by William Canton
'You were a poet — quite the ideal
That we all love awhile:
But look at this man snoring here —
He's no romantic chanticleer,
Yet keeps me in good style.
"I Rose Up As My Custom Is" by Thomas Hardy
But some thoughts our spirits cheer,
Christmas time will soon be here,
Then at thee we'll scoff and jeer,
Smoke our pipes and drink our beer,--
Sit until brave chanticleer
Tells us that the morn is here.
"November's Here" by John Hartley
Thou with thy carol flatterest the Year
But when it frolics into happy bloom:
Only those notes hast thou, wild chanticleer,
That with their thoughtlessness can banish gloom
From its cradle; I, a tear
For its tomb.
"A Souless Singer" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Defense a definite concern at this point for Chanticleers.
Coastal Carolina defensive coordinator Clayton Carlin stood about 50 yards from the team bus Saturday night and reflected as best he could in the moment as he processed the Chanticleers' deflating 55-14 loss at No 17 Appalachian State.
The best thing about our new set of Brockware Chanticleer dishware is that we got it for next to nothing, because we shop at Flo's.
Chanticleer Holdings Inc started trading in its $11 million initial public offering .
Chanticleer Holdings Inc, a minority owner of Hooters of America, on Thursday began trading in its $11 million initial public offering .
When the Chanticleers' senior associate athletic director learned it was.
Stony Brook's Maysonet an unenviable task for Chanticleers.
He stalks the dark before dawn, hackles up, a surly chanticleer with a raised blade, black tail feathers flicking back and forth.
0Coach Ellis looks back on games against Tennessee Tech and UNC-Asheville plus we talk with the families of Chanticleer seniors.
Coastal Carolina coach Shaun Docking earned his 200th career victory on Saturday night as the No 17 Chanticleers beat UNC Greensboro, 2-1.
I'm ashamed to call myself a Chanticleer.
Chanticleers Earn Automatic Football Playoff Berth.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Coastal Carolina football coach Joe Moglia stressed several times this week that nothing was going to change with his team's preparation or mindset just because the Chanticleers were now in the playoffs.
The best thing about our new set of Brockware Chanticleer dishware is that we got it for next to nothing, because we shop at Flo 's.
For all the talent and offensive firepower the Coastal Carolina men's soccer team returned this season, there was a glaring uncertainty between the posts for the Chanticleers.