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or manege

[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
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  • As he was leaving the manege one of these bullies grossly insulted him.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • The broad doors flew open, and the manege was soon filled with knights and ladies on foot and horseback.

  • 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
  • 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
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
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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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