[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 manos
Manos, 52 years old and a Haiti native who came here in 1970, worked for Bear Stearns for some 25 years, starting in 1982.Bankers to Feel Sorry For
William D. Cohan
March 27, 2009
In 1892 Manos became the see of the new bishopric of Amazonas.
Manos, like metates, were not too numerous nor varied in form.
Ground- and pecked-stone pieces consisted mainly of manos and metates.
Four lesser sites yielding core tools, and manos were noted along the small tributary system on which the Tank Site is located.
Tools from the surface included general core tools, manos, and metates.