- a box or trough in a stable or barn from which horses or cattle eat.
- a space at the bow of a ship, having a partition for confining water entering at the hawseholes until it can be drained.
- a sunken bottom in a chain locker, covered by a grating and used to collect water from the anchor chain.
Origin of manger
Origin of Manger
Examples from the Web for manger
Historical Examples of manger
We have learned that we must live as men, not as ostriches, nor as dogs in the manger.
I must be a dog in the manger, because I don't like the idea of its being either.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
What sort of a yellow dog in the manger would he be if he did not?Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
But finally he returned with an ample armful and filled up the manger.The Golden Woman
“Good day, you cow at the manger,” said the Cat to Daisy the cow.
- a trough or box in a stable, barn, etc, from which horses or cattle feed
- nautical a basin-like construction in the bows of a vessel for catching water draining from an anchor rode or coming in through the hawseholes
Word Origin for manger
Word Origin and History for manger
early 14c., from Old French mangeoire "crib, manger," from mangier "to eat" (see mange) + -oire, common suffix for implements and receptacles.
Idioms and Phrases with manger
see dog in the manger.