When a man is looking for an item generally in an uncrowded space and he quickly glances over the space then declares that he can't find it then calls for a female to locate said item. She then looks behind something and finds said item in plain sight.
John was looking for his phone and on the counter was a candle a cup and Johns phone. John does a man scan and states he can't find it then calls for his wife who finds his phone behind the cup.
by Dsgirl July 23, 2009
To look in one spot for something without making an effort to move things or look in any other direction. A trait found in the male species.
"John would have found the ketchup if moved the milk, he totally ManScanned!"
by TeeZee DeeZee May 22, 2009
Usually observed at clubs or bars where a single male body will scope out a potential woman but do a preliminary scan of any threat of a man involved at that time. After the Man Scan, one may either pursuit the woman, back off due to guy, or be a cock block and step in.
I saw some chick seemingly alone, so I did a quick Man Scan and then safely assumed she was without a man.
by J0$HU@ October 11, 2007