marteau

FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from Old French marteaus, plural of martel, from Late Latin martellus, from martulus, variant form of marculus, diminutive of Latin marcus, or from malleus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maʁ.to/
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NounEdit

marteau m (plural marteaux)

  1. A hammer used for pounding.
  2. A machine tool working by pounding.
  3. A hammer-shaped tool used to hit thing, such as a gavel.
  4. A rapper; a door knocker.
  5. (music) A piano or dulcimer hammer.
  6. (anatomy) The malleus.
  7. (athletics) A throwing hammer.
  8. (technical) A hammer with bas relief marks used to imprint on wood, leather etc.
  9. (curling) Advantage of throwing the last stone.
  10. (clockmaking) A piece that strikes the bell in a clock.

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AdjectiveEdit

marteau (plural marteaux)

  1. (dated, informal) crazy; deranged

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