- 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
Definition for manger (2 of 2)
Origin of Manger
Examples from the Web for manger
Have you heard that the Bookseller is going to tie himself to the manger eat or not as he pleases.
He can scramble into a manger—where my unruly hens persist in making an occasional nest—like a marmoset.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
He hoped no one had seen it, and he pulled off the brown paper from the manger and wrapped it round the pile of ginger-cakes.Atlantic Narratives|Mary Antin
"Monsieur, dinner is served," said a domestic, opening the door; so I followed the worthy Count into the salle--manger.
Down left, near the audience, is the manger, a building extending out from left about seven feet.The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays|Walter Ben Hare
British Dictionary definitions for manger
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.