or ma·nege

[ ma-nezh, -neyzh ]
/ mæˈnɛʒ, -ˈneɪʒ /


the art of training and riding horses.
the action, movements, or paces of a trained horse.
a school for training horses and teaching horsemanship.

Origin of manège

1635–45; < French < Italian maneggio; see manage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manege

  • He possessed great personal strength, was expert in all manly exercises, and shone especially at the jousts and the manege.

    Windsor Castle|William Harrison Ainsworth
  • As he was leaving the Manege one of these bullies grossly insulted him.

    Scaramouche|Rafael Sabatini
  • We are like horses in a manege, or oxen or dogs taught to draw the plough, or be harnessed to a carriage.

    Thoughts on Man|William Godwin
  • The broad doors flew open, and the manege was soon filled with knights and ladies on foot and horseback.

British Dictionary definitions for manege



/ (mæˈneɪʒ) /


the art of training horses and ridersCompare dressage
a riding school

Word Origin for manège

C17: via French from Italian maneggio, from maneggiare to manage
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