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astringer

[ as-trin-jer ]
/ ˈæs trɪn dʒər /
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noun Falconry.

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

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Also aus·trin·ger, os·trin·ger [aw-strin-jer] /ˈɔ strɪn dʒər/ .

Origin of astringer

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English ostringer, alteration, with intrusive n, as in passenger, of Middle French ostricier, derivative of ostour “hawk,” from Medieval Latin auceptor, Latin acceptor, alteration of accipiter “hawk”; see accipiter
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