or maunche, maunch


noun Heraldry.

a conventional representation of a sleeve with a flaring end, used as a charge.

Origin of manche

1200–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin manicae (plural) long sleeves, gloves, handcuffs, derivative of manus hand




a department in NW France. 2476 sq. mi. (6413 sq. km). Capital: Saint-Lô. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie region. Capital: St-Lô. Pop: 484 967 (2003 est). Area: 6412 sq km (2501 sq miles)
La Manche the French name for the English Channel
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