Definitions of martin

n any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas

Delichon urbica, house martin
common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houses
Riparia riparia, bank martin, bank swallow, sand martin
swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks
Progne subis, purple martin
large North American martin of which the male is blue-black
Type of:
small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

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