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manifer

[man-uh-fer, -fer] /ˈmæn əˌfɛr, -fər/
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
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  • The bridle-hand of the rider wears the manifer (main-de-fer).

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

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