[mah-noh; Spanish mah-naw]
- the upper or handheld stone used when grinding maize or other grains on a metate.
Origin of mano
1895–1900, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, hand < Latin manus; cf. manual
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Examples from the Web for mano
There are still moments when referees clear out like rubberneckers to allow players to go mano a mano.Derek Boogaard: The Player Hockey Hooked by Feeding Him Painkillers
June 7, 2012
But the most recent opinion polls show that Sarkozy will lose that mano a mano matchup by a landslide.French Election: Four Ways Nicolas Sarkozy Got Screwed
April 22, 2012
He was but a boy after all, and had long since gone down the throats of the men of Mano.
Besides, the Mano people were very strong and already had many guns.
Mano was the leader of the ship's band, but he was not to be found.
John sent for Mano an hour ago, and he is now in the village.
When the flags were brought out it was Mano's time to stare.