astringer

[ as-trin-jer ]
/ ˈæs trɪn dʒər /

noun Falconry.

a person who trains and flies short-winged hawks, as the goshawk.

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Origin of astringer

1425–75; late Middle English ostringer, alteration, with intrusive n, as in passenger, of Middle French ostricier, derivative of ostour hawk < Medieval Latin auceptor, Latin acceptor, alteration of accipiter accipiter
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