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Definitions of Martlet

Pronunciation : Mart"let
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. martinet. See Martin the bird, and cf. Martinet a disciplinarian.]
Definition : 1. (Zoöl.)

Defn: The European house martin.

2. Etym: [Cf. F. merlette.] (Her.)

Defn: A bird without beak or feet; -- generally assumed to represent a martin. As a mark of cadency it denotes the fourth son.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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