Main definitions of manton in US English:

: Manton1manton2

Manton1

noun

historical
  • A fowling-piece or other firearm made by the London gunsmith Joseph Manton. Frequently attributive.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From the name of Joseph Manton, English gunsmith and inventor.

Pronunciation

Manton

/ˈmant(ə)n/

Main definitions of manton in US English:

: Manton1manton2

manton2

(also mantón)

noun

  • A type of Spanish shawl.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Joseph Hergesheimer (1880–1954). From Spanish mantón from manto + -on.