- the Old World house martin
- Heraldry a representation of a bird without feet, used as a crest or bearing
Origin of martletFrench martelet, probably ; from martinet, diminutive of martin
- See house martin.
- Heraldry A representation of a bird without feet, used as a crest or bearing to indicate a fourth son.
Origin of martletFrench martelet, from Martin, Saint Martin of Tours.
- A mythical bird, often used in heraldry, which possessed no feet.