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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.
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Also main-de-fer [man-uh-fer] /ˌmæn əˈfɛr/ .

Origin of manifer

Alteration of Middle French main-de-fer “hand of iron”
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How to use manifer in a sentence

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

    Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
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