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manifer

[man-uh-fer, -fer]
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noun Armor.
  1. a gauntlet for protecting the left hand when holding the reins of a horse.

Origin of manifer

alteration of Middle French main-de-fer hand of iron
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Historical Examples

  • The bridle-hand of the rider wears the Manifer (main-de-fer).

    Armour &amp; Weapons</p>

    Charles John Ffoulkes


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