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[ma-nezh, -neyzh] /mæˈnɛʒ, -ˈneɪʒ/
the art of training and riding horses.
the action, movements, or paces of a trained horse.
a school for training horses and teaching horsemanship.
Origin of manège
1635-45; < French < Italian maneggio; see manage Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The broad doors flew open, and the manege was soon filled with knights and ladies on foot and horseback.

  • He possessed great personal strength, was expert in all manly exercises, and shone especially at the jousts and the manege.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • As he was leaving the manege one of these bullies grossly insulted him.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • We are like horses in a manege, or oxen or dogs taught to draw the plough, or be harnessed to a carriage.

    Thoughts on Man William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for manege


the art of training horses and riders Compare dressage
a riding school
Word Origin
C17: via French from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare to manage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for manege

1640s, "riding school;" 1776, "horsemanship, movements proper to a trained horse," from French manège, from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare "to control (a horse)," (see manage (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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