manche

noun
variants: or maunche or maunch \ˈmänch\

Definition of manche

plural manches or maunches
1 archaic :sleeve 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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Origin and Etymology of manche

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


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