Definition of manger in English:

manger

noun

  • A long trough from which horses or cattle feed.

    • ‘The roof skin is put on here, the feed mangers are added, and all of the internal components, such as the rear tack room, are added.’
    • ‘We slept in mangers, in huts, in caves, in ditches.’
    • ‘The sheep, cattle and donkeys were all stabled, their mangers stocked with enough hay to last through the Sabbath.’
    • ‘The shepherds went to the manger in Bethlehem and saw the Child.’
    • ‘Wet feed remaining at the ends of mangers also provide a place for flies to lay eggs.’
    • ‘For the holidays, the row houses were decorated to the hilt with multicolored lights, life-sized mangers, plastic reindeer hitched on roofs.’
    trough, feeding trough, fodder rack, feeder, crib
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French mangeure, based on Latin manducat- chewed (see manducate).

Pronunciation:

manger

/ˈmeɪn(d)ʒə/