mangler

mangle

1 [mang-guhl]
verb (used with object), mangled, mangling.
1.
to injure severely, disfigure, or mutilate by cutting, slashing, or crushing: The coat sleeve was mangled in the gears of the machine.
2.
to spoil; ruin; mar badly: to mangle a text by careless typesetting.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French mangler, perhaps dissimilated variant of Old French mangonner to mangle; akin to mangonel

mangler, noun


1. See maim. 2. deface; destroy.
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mangle1 (ˈmæŋɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to mutilate, disfigure, or destroy by cutting, crushing, or tearing
2.  to ruin, spoil, or mar
 
[C14: from Norman French mangler, probably from Old French mahaignier to maim]
 
'mangler1
 
n
 
'mangled1
 
adj

mangle2 (ˈmæŋɡəl)
 
n
1.  Also called: wringer a machine for pressing or drying wet textiles, clothes, etc, consisting of two heavy rollers between which the cloth is passed
 
vb
2.  to press or dry in a mangle
 
[C18: from Dutch mangel, ultimately from Late Latin manganum. See mangonel]

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mangle
c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. mangler, freq. of O.Fr. mangoner "cut to pieces," of uncertain origin, perhaps connected with O.Fr. mahaignier "to maim, mutilate, wound" (see maim). Meaning "to mispronounce (words), garble" is from 1530s. Related: Mangled.
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mangler definition


[DEC] A manager. Compare mango; see also management. Note that system mangler is somewhat different in connotation.
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