|1.||a trough or box in a stable, barn, etc, from which horses or cattle feed|
|2.||nautical a basin-like construction in the bows of a vessel for catching water draining from an anchor rode or coming in through the hawseholes|
|[C14: from Old French maingeure food trough, from mangier to eat, ultimately from Latin mandūcāre to chew]|
(Luke 2:7, 12, 16), the name (Gr. phatne, rendered "stall" in Luke 13:15) given to the place where the infant Redeemer was laid. It seems to have been a stall or crib for feeding cattle. Stables and mangers in our modern sense were in ancient times unknown in the East. The word here properly denotes "the ledge or projection in the end of the room used as a stall on which the hay or other food of the animals of travellers was placed." (See INN.)
see dog in the manger.