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or maunche, maunch

noun Heraldry.
  1. a conventional representation of a sleeve with a flaring end, used as a charge.
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Origin of manche

1200–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin manicae (plural) long sleeves, gloves, handcuffs, derivative of manus hand


or maunch

noun Heraldry.
  1. manche.
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Examples from the Web for maunch

Historical Examples

  • Below are the arms of Hastings, a maunch sable, and this device with the Garter appears in a series below.

    The Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West

    William Henry Hamilton Rogers

British Dictionary definitions for maunch


  1. a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie region. Capital: St-Lô. Pop: 484 967 (2003 est). Area: 6412 sq km (2501 sq miles)
  2. La Manche the French name for the English Channel
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