A rooster, especially one that is kept for fighting.
Middle english, from old french chantecler, from medieval latin cantacuculus, from latin cantare to sing + cuculus cuckoo.
- The chanticleer crowed loudly every morning.
- The chanticleer is the emblem of France.
- The chanticleer was regarded as the king of all birds.
- The chanticleer fought bravely with the other roosters.
- The chanticleer had a distinctive and melodious crowing.