Definition for MAR-TIN

MAR-TIN, n. [Fr. martinet; Sp. martinete. The Germans call it mauer-schwalbe, wall-swallow; and perhaps the word is formed from the root of L. murus, W. mur, a wall.]

A bird of the genus Hirundo, which forms its nest in buildings. It was formerly written by some authors martlet. Dryden.

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