Definition of house martin in English:

house martin

Line breaks: house mar¦tin

noun

A black-and-white Eurasian songbird of the swallow family, often building its mud nest on the walls of buildings.
More example sentences
  • In dry conditions when wet mud is difficult to obtain swallows will take over old nests of other birds including house martins and blackbirds.
  • Even more resourceful are house martins nesting on ships.
  • These woodpeckers have also regularly attacked colonies of nesting house martins by clinging to the side of the inverted mud dome and chipping away a hold.