Mar"tin, n. [F. martin, from the
proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet.] (Zoöl.)
One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less
deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows. [Written
☞ The American purple martin, or bee martin (Progne subis,
or purpurea), and the European house, or window, martin
(Hirundo, or Chelidon, urbica), are the best known
Bank martin. (a) The bank
swallow. See under Bank. (b) The
fairy martin. See under Fairy. -- Bee
martin. (a) The purple martin.
(b) The kingbird. -- Sand
martin, the bank swallow.
Mar"tin (?), n. (Stone Working)
[Etymol. uncertain.] A perforated stone-faced runner for