Chanticleer (noun)

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.


  1. The chanticleer crowed loudly every morning.
  2. The chanticleer is the emblem of France.
  3. The chanticleer was regarded as the king of all birds.
  4. The chanticleer fought bravely with the other roosters.
  5. The chanticleer had a distinctive and melodious crowing.
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