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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Chanticleer  \Chan"ti*cleer\  (ch[a^]n"t[i^]*kl[=e]r),  n.  [F. 
  Chanteclair  name  of  the  cock  in  the  Roman  du  Renart  (Reynard 
  the  Fox);  chanter  to  chant  +  clair  clear.  See  {Chant},  and 
  A  cock,  so  called  from  the  clearness  or  loudness  of  his  voice 
  in  crowing.