man·​ga·​na | \mänˈgänə\
plural -s

Definition of mangana 

chiefly Southwest

: a throw with a lariat designed to catch a horse by the forefeet : forefooting

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History and Etymology for mangana

Spanish, back-formation from manganilla trick, ruse, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin manganella, from plural of (assumed) Vulgar Latin manganellum, diminutive of Late Latin manganum contrivance, device, philter, from Greek manganon mangonel, philter

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