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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
a mitten.
Slang. a hand.
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.



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Origin of mitt

First recorded in 1755–65; short for mitten

Definition for mitt (2 of 2)



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Origin of mitt.

From the Latin word mitte
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British Dictionary definitions for mitt

/ (mɪt) /


any of various glovelike hand coverings, such as one that does not cover the fingers
short for mitten (def. 1)
baseball a large round thickly padded leather mitten worn by the catcherSee also glove (def. 2)
(often plural) a slang word for hand
slang a boxing glove

Word Origin for mitt

C18: shortened from mitten
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