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manger

[meyn-jer] /ˈmeɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
a box or trough in a stable or barn from which horses or cattle eat.
2.
Nautical.
  1. a space at the bow of a ship, having a partition for confining water entering at the hawseholes until it can be drained.
  2. a sunken bottom in a chain locker, covered by a grating and used to collect water from the anchor chain.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French maingeure, derivative of mangier to eat < Latin mandūcāre to chew, eat. See manducate

Manger

[meyn-jer] /ˈmeɪn dʒər/
noun, Astronomy
1.
Origin
1545-55; as translation of Latin praesēpe
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British Dictionary definitions for mangers

manger

/ˈmeɪndʒə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C14: from Old French maingeure food trough, from mangier to eat, ultimately from Latin mandūcāre to chew
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Word Origin and History for mangers

manger

n.

early 14c., from Old French mangeoire "crib, manger," from mangier "to eat" (see mange) + -oire, common suffix for implements and receptacles.

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mangers in the Bible

(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.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with mangers

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