Trough vs. Manger

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  • Manger

    A manger, is a rack for fodder, or a structure or feeder used to hold food for animals. The word comes from the French manger (meaning “to eat”), from Latin mandere (meaning “to chew”).Mangers are mostly used in livestock raising and generally found at stables and farmhouses. They are also used to feed wild animals, e.g., in nature reserves.

    A similar trough providing drinking water for domestic or non-domestic animals is a watering trough and may be part of a larger watering structure called abreuvoir.

  • Trough (noun)

    A long, narrow container, open on top, for feeding or watering animals.

    “One of Hank’s chores was to slop the pigs’ trough each morning and evening.”

  • Trough (noun)

    Any similarly shaped container.

  • Trough (noun)

    A short, narrow canal designed to hold water until it drains or evaporates.

    “There was a small trough that the sump pump emptied into; it was filled with mosquito larvae.”

  • Trough (noun)

    A gutter under the eaves of a building; an eaves trough.

    “The troughs were filled with leaves and needed clearing.”

  • Trough (noun)

    A channel for conveying water or other farm liquids (such as milk) from place to place by gravity; any ā€˜Uā€™ or ā€˜Vā€™ cross-sectioned irrigation channel.

  • Trough (noun)

    A long, narrow depression between waves or ridges; the low portion of a wave cycle.

    “The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves moving across the bay.”

    “The neurologist pointed to a troubling trough in the pattern of his brain-waves.”

  • Trough (noun)

    A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front.

  • Trough (verb)

    To eat in a vulgar style, as if from a trough.

    “he troughed his way through three meat pies.”

  • Manger (noun)

    A trough for animals to eat from.

  • Manger (noun)

    a long trough from which horses or cattle feed.

Oxford Dictionary

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