Mar·tin n. Stone Working A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
Mar·tin, n. Zool. One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows. [Written also marten.]
Note: ☞ The American purple martin, or bee martin (Progne subis or Progne purpurea), and the European house martin, or window martin (Hirundo urbica or 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.
n 1: French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
[syn: St. Martin]
2: United States actor and comedian (born in 1945) [syn: Steve
3: United States actress (1913-1990) [syn: Mary Martin]
4: United States singer (1917-1995) [syn: Dean Martin, Dino
5: any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked
tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas