Definition of manchette in English:

manchette

(also manschette)

noun

  • 1An ornamental trimming round the lower part of a sleeve. Also: a ruffle (of hair, etc.) of similar appearance. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Cell Biology. A sheath of microtubules which surrounds and extends tailwards from the nucleus of developing spermatids.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Court Magazine. From French manchette double cuff, oversleeve from manche sleeve + -ette.

Pronunciation

manchette

/mɒ̃ˈʃɛt/