Definition of manche
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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