- the Old World house martin
- Heraldry a representation of a bird without feet, used as a crest or bearing
Origin: Fr martelet, probably from martinet, diminutive of martin
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- See house martin.
- Heraldry A representation of a bird without feet, used as a crest or bearing to indicate a fourth son.
Origin: French martelet, from Martin, Saint Martin of Tours.