from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A trough or an open box in which feed for livestock is placed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A trough for animals to eat from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.
- n. The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water which enters the hawse holes from running over it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trough or box in which is laid for horses or cattle such food as oats, bran, roots, or the like (hay being generally placed in a rack above the manger); the receptacle from which horses or cattle eat in a stable or cowhouse.
- n. Nautical, a small space at the forward end of the deck, divided off by a combing (called the manger-board), just back of the hawse-holes, to prevent the entrance of water through the latter when the after part of the deck is flooded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
Middle English, from Old French mangeoire, from mangier, to eat, from Latin mandūcāre, from mandūcō, glutton, from mandere, to chew.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French mangoire, menjoere, from mangier ("to eat") (modern French manger). (Wiktionary)