ma·​no | \ ˈmä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce mano (audio) \
plural manos

Definition of mano

: a stone used as the upper millstone for grinding foods (such as corn) by hand in a metate

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En contraste, Oregon convirtió en ilegal el tener a mano un aparato electrónico como los celulares, tabletas o GPS mientras se maneja. Erika Pasantes Y John Maines, El Sentinel, "Tendencia mortal: Textear y manejar. Aumentan accidentes," 6 Feb. 2018 Question: Yes, there is an Italian phrase that says 'con la mano e l'occhio – with the hand and the eye. David Sharos, Naperville Sun, "Chef's Choice: Cooking 'just feeds your soul'," 25 Apr. 2018 The opening night pasta offerings are broken into three categories: fatto a mano (handmade), fatta a machina in casa (machine-made in house), or pasta secca (dried). Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Che Fico makes its Divisadero debut," 28 Mar. 2018 After the government announced a mano dura (iron-fist) policy, the number of alleged gang members shot by police and soldiers rose 15-fold, from 39 in 2013 to 603 in 2016. The Economist, "Crime and justiceIn some countries, killer cops are celebrated," 8 Mar. 2018 Photos from 2017 training camp of the Baltimore Ravens Mano a mano: One-on-one pass-rushing drills are among the most exciting of camp. Jeff Zrebiec,, "Ravens camp highlights (July 29): Eric Weddle has two picks and Tim Williams makes his mark," 29 July 2017 The Gophers will go from 11-on-11 team reps to special-team snaps to mano-a-mano blocking drills in the matter of three minutes. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers football: P.J. Fleck’s frenetic practices are ‘organized chaos’," 25 Mar. 2017 Tough for one of our guys to guard him mano-a-mano on the block. Pat Rooney, The Denver Post, "Colorado Buffaloes get next Pac-12 test against Cougars," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of mano

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mano

Spanish, literally, hand, from Latin manus — more at manual

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The first known use of mano was circa 1892

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