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martel

[mahr-tel, mahr-tel]
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noun
  1. a hammerlike, shafted weapon having a head with a point at one end and a blunt face at the other.
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Origin of martel

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *martellus, diminutive of Latin martulus, marculus hammer
Also called mar·tel-de-fer [mahr-tel-duh-fer, mahr-tel-] /ˈmɑr tɛl dəˈfɛr, mɑrˈtɛl-/.

Martel

[mahr-tel; French mar-tel]
noun
  1. Charles. Charles Martel.
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Examples from the Web for martel

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  • My dear Martel, I beg you—I beseech you—to pose for the hands and feet of my grandmother!

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • "Lots of girls are stage-struck," he said presently, breaking in on Mr. Martel's rhapsody.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Well, Mr. Martel told me only last night that he thought you were an object of pity.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Mr. Martel was sitting in the arm-chair in an attitude King Lear might have envied.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Mr. Martel announced that he was going to escort her himself.

    Quin

    Alice Hegan Rice


British Dictionary definitions for martel

Martel

noun
  1. See Charles Martel
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