manifer

[ man-uh-fer, -fer ]
/ ˈmæn əˌfɛr, -fər /
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noun Armor.

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

Nearby words

  1. manicheus,
  2. manicotti,
  3. manicure,
  4. manicured,
  5. manicurist,
  6. manifest,
  7. manifest content,
  8. manifest destiny,
  9. manifest function,
  10. manifest hyperopia


Origin of manifer

alteration of Middle French main-de-fer hand of iron

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Examples from the Web for manifer

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

    Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes