manifer [man-uh-fer, -fer] ExamplesWord Origin noun Armor.

  1. a gauntlet for protecting the left hand when holding the reins of a horse.

Also main-de-fer. Origin of manifer alteration of Middle French main-de-fer hand of iron Examples from the Web for manifer Historical Examples of manifer

  • The bridle-hand of the rider wears the Manifer (main-de-fer).

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes

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