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marteau

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French

Etymology

Back-formation from Old French marteaus, plural of martel, from Late Latin martellus.

Pronunciation

Noun

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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A hammer with bas relief marks used to imprint on wood, leather etc.
  9. (curling) Advantage of throwing the last stone.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A piece that strike the bell in a clock.

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Adjective

marteau m. (f. marteau, m. plural marteaux, f. plural marteaux)

  1. (dated, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Crazy; deranged.

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