from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Martini, Simone 1283?-1344. Italian painter whose work is representative of the Sienese Gothic style.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A breech mechanism for a rifle.
  • n. A type of rifle using similar features.
  • n. Alternative capitalization of martini (a cocktail made with gin or vodka and vermouth).
  • n. A brand of Italian vermouth available in several versions, from the Martini e Rossi company.


Named for Frédéric de Martini (1832–97), Hungarian-born Swiss inventor. (Wiktionary)



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