[mah-noh; Spanish mah-naw]

noun, plural ma·nos [mah-nohz; Spanish mah-naws] /ˈmɑ noʊz; Spanish ˈmɑ nɔs/.

the upper or handheld stone used when grinding maize or other grains on a metate.

Origin of mano

1895–1900, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, hand < Latin manus; cf. manual Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of manos

  • Manos, 52 years old and a Haiti native who came here in 1970, worked for Bear Stearns for some 25 years, starting in 1982.

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    William D. Cohan

    March 27, 2009

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