a gauntlet for protecting the left hand when holding the reins of a horse.
Alteration of Middle French main-de-fer “hand of iron”
- Also main-de-fer [man-uh-fer] /ˌmæn əˈfɛr/ .
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The bridle-hand of the rider wears the manifer (main-de-fer).Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes