manche

or maunche, maunch

[ mahnch ]
/ mɑntʃ /
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noun Heraldry.

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

Nearby words

  1. manawa,
  2. manawydan,
  3. manbote,
  4. manc,
  5. mancha, la,
  6. manchester,
  7. manchester operation,
  8. manchester school,
  9. manchester terrier,
  10. manchet

Origin of manche

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

Manche

[ mahnsh ]
/ mɑ̃ʃ /

noun

a department in NW France. 2476 sq. mi. (6413 sq. km). Capital: Saint-Lô.
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British Dictionary definitions for manche

Manche

/ (French mɑ̃ʃ) /

noun

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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