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Definition of Martingale

  • A strap fastened to a horse's girth, passing between his fore legs, and fastened to the bit, or now more commonly ending in two rings, through which the reins pass. It is intended to hold down the head of the horse, and prevent him from rearing.
  • A lower stay of rope or chain for the jib boom or flying jib boom, fastened to, or reeved through, the dolphin striker. Also, the dolphin striker itself.
  • The act of doubling, at each stake, that which has been lost on the preceding stake; also, the sum so risked; -- metaphorically derived from the bifurcation of the martingale of a harness. Called also Martingale strategy. Such a betting strategy does not change the overall likelihood of winning, but in a short run it increases the probability of winning a small sum, balancing it against an increased probability of losing a large sum.
  • spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
  • a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head

How to use martingale in a sentence. Martingale pronunciation.

It's Jamie Martingale that furnishes the naigs on contract, and uphauds them," answered John, "and I am not entitled to make any stop, or to suffer prejudice by the like of these accidents.
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Climbing out upon the bowsprit, he next detached the dolphin-striker, and it also was lowered down, while I made myself useful by cutting through the martingales, also the fore-topgallant and royal-stays, that fastened this spar in its place.
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The next moment both horses were on their feet, head by head now, but facing each other, apparently trying to pull apart; but the martingales held.
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Do not do so; above all avoid a martingale, if you do.
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Remonencq persisted in an unfailing and prodigiously profitable martingale, a "system" which any philosophical idler may study as he watches the increasing value of the stock kept by this intelligent class of trader.
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The captain or the mate takes his station in some convenient part of the vessel, on the bow or on the quarter, or beneath the bowsprit on the martingale stay.
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I assure you there are very good people in Saba; and your name is no longer Hawser Martingale, but John Lordick; remember this; I shall so enter your name in the ship's papers.
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If I had relinquished my grasp at that moment I should have been thrown into the sea some thirty feet from the vessel's side, and a full period would have been put to the adventures of Hawser Martingale.
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I thought there was something of wild talent in him, mixed with a due leaven of absurdity,-as there must be in all talent, let loose upon the world, without a martingale.
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Examples of Martingale

Example #1
To the second, the Antiquary was himself accessory, if not the principal cause of it; for, observing that one of the horses had cast a fore-foot shoe, he apprized the coachman of this important deficiency.
Example #2
The first of these stops was occasioned by the breaking of a spring, which half an hour's labour hardly repaired.
Example #3
Several other pieces of timber yielded to the axe; and all, having been thrown downward, floated together upon the motionless surface of water.
Example #4
With a few strokes of the axe the strong man was able to detach them; and, as soon as this was done, he slung them in the ropes I had already obtained, and lowered them down to the water.
Example #5
Then both jumped clear of the cutter and the pole; and they plunged out, to the rear, past the cutter, to solid ground.
Example #6
Then Peter plunged and reared, pulling Dan half-ways up; that motion of his released the neck yoke from the pole.