Definitions for martinetˌmɑr tnˈɛt, ˈmɑr tnˌɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mar•ti•netˌmɑr tnˈɛt, ˈmɑr tnˌɛt(n.)

  1. a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.

  2. someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.

Origin of martinet:

1670–80; after General Jean Martinet (d. 1672), French inventor of a system of drill

mar`ti•net′ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. martinet, disciplinarian, moralist(noun)

    someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

Webster Dictionary

  1. Martinet(noun)

    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

  2. Martinet(noun)

    the martin

Freebase

  1. Martinet

    The martinet is a punitive device traditionally used in France and other parts of Europe. The word also has other usages. It is also a term for a type of hammer in French, a diminutive of marteau, "hammer".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

swift(noun)

a type of bird rather like a swallow.

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