This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word martinet
martinet, disciplinarian, moralist(noun)
someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
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
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".
Find a translation for the martinet definition in other languages: