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  1. Baseball.

    • a rounded glove with one internal section for the four fingers and another for the thumb and having the side next to the palm of the hand protected by a thick padding, used by catchers.

    • a somewhat similar glove but with less padding and having sections for the thumb and one or two fingers, used by first basemen.: Compare baseball glove.

  2. a mitten.

  1. Slang. a hand.

  2. a glove that leaves the lower ends of the fingers bare, especially a long one made of lace or other fancy material and worn by women.

Origin of mitt

First recorded in 1755–65; short for mitten

Words Nearby mitt

Other definitions for mitt. (2 of 2)


  1. (in prescriptions) send.

Origin of mitt.

From the Latin word mitte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mitt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for mitt


/ (mɪt) /

  1. any of various glovelike hand coverings, such as one that does not cover the fingers

  2. short for mitten (def. 1)

  1. baseball a large round thickly padded leather mitten worn by the catcher: See also glove (def. 2)

  2. (often plural) a slang word for hand

  3. slang a boxing glove

Origin of mitt

C18: shortened from mitten

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