manche or maunche, maunch [mahnch] ExamplesWord Origin noun Heraldry.

  1. a conventional representation of a sleeve with a flaring end, used as a charge.

Origin of manche 1200–50; Middle English Middle French Latin manicae (plural) long sleeves, gloves, handcuffs, derivative of manus hand Manche [mahnsh] noun

  1. a department in NW France. 2476 sq. mi. (6413 sq. km). Capital: Saint-Lô.

Examples from the Web for manche Historical Examples of manche

  • The climate of Manche is mild and humid, from its propinquity to the sea.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 5


  • Dimanche is a compound word, formed from di (twice), and manche (to eat), because you take two meals on that day (Sunday).

    John Bull, Junior

    Max O’Rell

  • Manche juts into the sea, at the English Channel, and whichever way Millet looked he must have seen the sea.

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    Dolores Bacon

  • Millet lived in the department of Manche, in the village of Gruchy, near Cherbourg.

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    Dolores Bacon

  • This survey was made by Manche O. Bennett, division engineer.

    Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission

    S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn

  • British Dictionary definitions for manche Manche noun

    1. a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie region. Capital: St-Lô. Pop: 484 967 (2003 est). Area: 6412 sq km (2501 sq miles)
    2. La Manche the French name for the English Channel

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