One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An enclosed area in which horses and riders are trained.
- ‘We have built a number of stable blocks and maneges and have worked with a variety of modern manege surface alternatives.’
- ‘In a decision of the First Secretary of State dated 8 January 2003, concerning the formation of a manège to the north of St Vincent's Convent, there was no mention of the precise nature of the present uses of the site.’
- ‘He used to ride well, but doesn't these days, although there are 13 loose boxes, a tack room and an outdoor manège.’
- ‘In the How To section is an extensive listing of how to use the full extent of the manege in schooling the horse.’
- ‘The lawn leads down to a manège for exercising horses and an organic kitchen garden.’
- 1.1mass noun The movements in which a horse is trained in a riding school.
- ‘Training horses to perform the manoeuvres of haute école or manège was once intended to fit them for war, but became a courtly game practised to great acclaim by Prince Henry and others in his circle.’
- 1.2mass noun Horsemanship.
Mid 17th century: French, from Italian (see manage).
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