martinet definition

  • noun:
    • A rigid army disciplinarian.
    • One who needs absolute adherence to types and guidelines.
    • A strict disciplinarian
    • anybody who lays stress on a rigid adherence on details of discipline, or even to kinds and fixed methods or principles.
    • A martin; a swift
    • In army language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, person who lays anxiety on a rigid adherence toward information on discipline, or to forms and fixed methods.
    • The martin.
    • In ornithology, just like martin, 1.
    • Nautical, title previously directed at a little line fastened to the leech of a sail to carry it near the lawn once the sail is furled. In addition martnet.
    • some sort of water-mill. Cath. Anglicum, p. 229.—2. A military engine of the old.
    • A rigid disciplinarian, especially in the army or navy; a stickler for routine or regularity in little details.
    • a person who needs precise conformity to principles and types

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