martel

[ mahr-tel, mahr-tel ]
/ ˈmɑr tɛl, mɑrˈtɛl /

noun

a hammerlike, shafted weapon having a head with a point at one end and a blunt face at the other.

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Also called mar·tel-de-fer [mahr-tel-duh-fer, mahr-tel-]. /ˈmɑr tɛl dəˈfɛr, mɑrˈtɛl-/.

Origin of martel

1275–1325; Middle English <Middle French <Vulgar Latin *martellus, diminutive of Latin martulus, marculus hammer

Definition for martel (2 of 2)

Martel
[ mahr-tel; French mar-tel ]
/ mɑrˈtɛl; French marˈtɛl /

noun

Charles. Charles Martel.
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British Dictionary definitions for martel

Martel
/ (mɑːˈtɛl) /

noun

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