[ as-trin-jer ]
/ ˈæs trɪn dʒər /

noun Falconry.

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019