manche

noun
variants: or maunche or maunch \ˈmänch \
plural manches or maunches

Definition of manche 

1 archaic : sleeve sense 1a especially : a hanging sleeve

2 : a heraldic charge consisting of a sleeve with a long pendent lap worn in the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries

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History and Etymology for manche

Middle English manche, from Middle French, from Latin manica sleeve, gauntlet, manacle, from manus hand

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