[ man-uh-fer, -fer ]

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

Origin of manifer

Alteration of Middle French main-de-fer “hand of iron”
  • Also main-de-fer [man-uh-fer] /ˌmæn əˈfɛr/ .

Words Nearby manifer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use manifer in a sentence

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

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