Definitions for martinetˌmɑr tnˈɛt, ˈmɑr tnˌɛt

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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

  3. Origin: [So called from an officer of that name in the French army under Louis XIV. Cf. Martin the bird, Martlet.]

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  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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