[ meyn-jer ]
/ ˈmeɪn dʒər /
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a box or trough in a stable or barn from which horses or cattle eat.
  1. a space at the bow of a ship, having a partition for confining water entering at the hawseholes until it can be drained.
  2. a sunken bottom in a chain locker, covered by a grating and used to collect water from the anchor chain.



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Origin of manger

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French maingeure, derivative of mangier to eat <Latin mandūcāre to chew, eat. See manducate

Definition for manger (2 of 2)

[ meyn-jer ]
/ ˈmeɪn dʒər /

noun Astronomy.

Origin of Manger

1545–55; as translation of Latin praesēpe
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British Dictionary definitions for manger

/ (ˈmeɪndʒə) /


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

C14: from Old French maingeure food trough, from mangier to eat, ultimately from Latin mandūcāre to chew
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Idioms and Phrases with manger


see dog in the manger.

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