Mar"tin (?), n. Stone Working [Etymol. uncertain.]

A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.


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Mar"tin, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet.] Zool.

One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.

[Written also marten.]

⇒ The American purple martin, or bee martin (Progne subis, ∨ purpurea), and the European house, or window, martin (Hirundo, ∨ Chelidon, urbica), are the best known species.

Bank martin. (a) The bank swallow. See under Bank. (b) The fairy martin. See under Fairy. -- Bee martin. (a) The purple martin. (b) The kingbird. -- Sand martin, the bank swallow.


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