mano


mano

mano [mah-noh; Spanish mah-naw] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural ma·nos [mah-nohz; Spanish mah-naws] /ˈmɑ noʊz; Spanish ˈmɑ nɔs/.

  1. the upper or handheld stone used when grinding maize or other grains on a metate.

Origin of mano 1895–1900, Americanism; Spanish: literally, hand Latin manus; cf. manual Examples from the Web for mano Contemporary Examples of mano

  • There are still moments when referees clear out like rubberneckers to allow players to go mano a mano.

    Derek Boogaard: The Player Hockey Hooked by Feeding Him Painkillers

    Buzz Bissinger

    June 7, 2012

  • But the most recent opinion polls show that Sarkozy will lose that mano a mano matchup by a landslide.

    French Election: Four Ways Nicolas Sarkozy Got Screwed

    Christopher Dickey

    April 22, 2012

  • Historical Examples of mano

  • He was but a boy after all, and had long since gone down the throats of the men of Mano.

    Rdan The Devil And Other Stories

    Louis Becke

  • Besides, the Mano people were very strong and already had many guns.

    Rdan The Devil And Other Stories

    Louis Becke

  • Mano was the leader of the ship’s band, but he was not to be found.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island

    Roger Thompson Finlay

  • John sent for Mano an hour ago, and he is now in the village.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island

    Roger Thompson Finlay

  • When the flags were brought out it was Mano’s time to stare.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island

    Roger Thompson Finlay

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