manifer

[ man-uh-fer, -fer ]
/ ˈmæn əˌfɛr, -fər /

noun Armor.

a gauntlet for protecting the left hand when holding the reins of a horse.

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Origin of manifer

alteration of Middle French main-de-fer hand of iron
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Example sentences from the Web for manifer

  • The bridle-hand of the rider wears the Manifer (main-de-fer).

    Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes