manger definition

  • noun:
    • A trough or an open box for which feed for livestock is positioned.
    • A trough for animals to eat from.
    • A trough or open box where fodder is positioned for ponies or cattle to eat.
    • The fore-part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart vessels high enough to avoid water which enters the hawse holes from working on it.
    • A trough or package by which is laid for horses or cattle these types of meals as oats, bran, roots, and/or love (hay being typically positioned in a rack above the manger); the receptacle from which horses or cattle eat in a well balanced or cowhouse.
    • Nautical, a little area in the forward end of this deck, divided off by a combing (labeled as the manger-board), just right back of the hawse-holes, to avoid the entrance of liquid through the latter if the after the main deck is overloaded.
    • a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses supply

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