manche

noun \ˈmänch\
variants: or

maunche

or

maunch

\ˈmänch\

Definition of manche

plural

manches

or

maunches

  1. 1 archaic :  sleeve 1a; especially :  a hanging sleeve

  2. 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 — more at manual


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