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- A cloak or gown, especially of a kind popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage, published 2007, page 915:
- Not to mention the need to keep her manteau from becoming a sort of anti-parachute which sought to lift her free of the pavement.
- (Iran) A long, loose-fitting coat worn by Iranian Muslim women based off the trenchcoat, originally worn with a square Arabic-style hijab and in plain colours such as beige, black, pale blue or cream, originating in the 1970s as a political statement by young, educated women, especially students, many devoted to leftist or modern Islamist ideals, though in the decades following the Iranian Revolution has come to be worn as a tighter-fitting garment with a looser scarf by younger Iranian women as a way of compromising with the country’s mandatory hijab laws while remaining fashionable.
- IPA(key): /mɑ̃.to/
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- Rhymes: -o
- Homophones: manteaux, mentaux
manteau m (plural manteaux)
- Synonym: pardessus
- mantle (garment worn by Orthodox bishops)
- (geology) mantle
- (biology) mantle (of molluscs)
- (heraldry) pavilion
- → English: manteau
- → English: mantua
- → Japanese: マント (manto)
- → Korean: 망토 (mangto)
- → Romanian: manta, mantou
- → Russian: манто (manto)
- → Turkish: manto
- → Persian: مانتو