- 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.
Origin of mitt
Related Words for mittscapture, incarceration, imprisonment, detention, paw, hand, grip, fist, palm, commitment, nail, hook, nip, nab, bust, accommodation, nick, crimp, sweep
Examples from the Web for mitts
Historical Examples of mitts
He was eagerly looked for, and Mrs. Mitts was closely watched.The Uncommercial Traveller
His hands, encased in mitts, had placed him at a woeful disadvantage.The Night Riders
Some of 'em don't put on the mitts at all, but most of 'em works up to that.Shorty McCabe
"I'm glad the Fourth's over, anyway," she said as she took up her parasol and mitts.Susan Clegg and a Man in the House
The balls, bats, mitts, and other playthings were too big for me.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
Word Origin for mitt
1765, shortened form of mitten (q.v.). Baseball sense is from 1902. Slang sense of "hand" is from 1896.