(Man"gel-wur`zel) n. [G., corrupted fr. mangoldwurzel; mangold beet + wurzel root.]
(Bot.) A kind of large field beet used as food for cattle, by some considered a mere variety of the
ordinary beet. See Beet. [Written also mangold- wurzel.]
(Man"ger) n. [F. mangeoire, fr. manger to eat, fr. L. manducare, fr. mandere to chew. Cf.
1. A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.
2. (Naut.) The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water
which enters the hawse holes from running over it.
(Man"gi*ly) adv. In a mangy manner; scabbily.
(Man"gi*ness), n. [From Mangy.] The condition or quality of being mangy.
(Man"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mangling ] [A frequentative fr. OE.
manken to main, AS. mancian, in bemancian to mutilate, fr. L. mancus maimed; perh. akin to G. mangeln
to be wanting.]
1. To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with
wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate.
Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.Milton.
2. To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or performing; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.
To mangle a play or a novel.Swift.
Mangle rack (Mach.), a contrivance for converting continuous circular motion into reciprocating rectilinear
motion, by means of a rack and pinion, as in the mangle. The pinion is held to the rack by a groove in
such a manner that it passes alternately from one side of the rack to the other, and thus gives motion
to it in opposite directions, according to the side in which its teeth are engaged. Mangle wheel,
a wheel in which the teeth, or pins, on its face, are interrupted on one side, and the pinion, working
in them, passes from inside to outside of the teeth alternately, thus converting the continuous circular
motion of the pinion into a reciprocating circular motion of the wheel.
(Man"gle), n. [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum,
Gr. a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.] A machine for smoothing
linen or cotton cloth, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and clothing, by roller pressure.
(Man"gle) v. t. [Cf. D. mangelen. See Mangle, n.] To smooth with a mangle, as damp linen
(Man"gler) n. [See 1st Mangle.] One who mangles or tears in cutting; one who mutilates any
work in doing it.
(Man"gler), n. [See 3d Mangle.] One who smooths with a mangle.
(Man"go) n.; pl. Mangoes [Pg. manga, fr. Tamil mankay.]