Mart"let (?), n. [F. martinet. See Martin the bird, and cf. Martinet a disciplinarian.]

1. Zool.

The European house martin.

2. [Cf. F. merlette.] Her.

A bird without beak or feet; -- generally assumed to represent a martin. As a mark of cadency it denotes the fourth son.

 

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