A cock, from the loudness and clearness of his tones.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A cock.
- Newage Dictionary DB (noun) (n.) (noun)
A crowing cock.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

He may be better off than he looks, and I don't doubt he quite looks down on me as, A mere poet, The Chanticleer of Things, Who lives to flap his wings- It's all he knows,- They're never furled; Who plants his feet On the ridge- pole of the world And crows.
- The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
And you, Maman Vacher- What was the price of that chanticleer of yours?
- Merry-Garden and Other Stories by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I do like to see a tall proud chanticleer strutting in the yard and barely giving way as I advance, almost ready to do battle with a stranger like a mastiff.
- Hospital Sketches by Robert Swain Peabody