Mar"ti*net` (?), n. [So called from an officer of that name in the French army under Louis XIV. Cf. Martin the bird, Martlet.]

In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods.

[Hence, the word is commonly employed in a depreciatory sense.]


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Mar"ti*net`, n. [F.] Zool.

The martin.


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