mangana

noun man·ga·na \mänˈgänə\

Definition of mangana

plural

-s

chiefly Southwest

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at mangonel


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