As nouns the difference between chanter and chaunter
is that chanter
is one who chants or sings while chaunter
is (uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
One who chants or sings
A priest who sings in a chantry
The pipe of a bagpipe on which the melody is played
The hedge sparrow.
(UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
(colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
- He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.