mitt

[mit]
noun
1.
Baseball.
a.
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.
b.
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.
3.
Slang. a hand.
4.
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:
1755–65; short for mitten

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mitt.

(in prescriptions) send.

Origin:
< Latin mitte

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mitt (mɪt)
 
n
1.  any of various glovelike hand coverings, such as one that does not cover the fingers
2.  short for mitten
3.  baseball See also glove a large round thickly padded leather mitten worn by the catcher
4.  (often plural) a slang word for hand
5.  slang a boxing glove
 
[C18: shortened from mitten]

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mitt
1765, shortened form of mitten (q.v.). Baseball sense is from 1902. Slang sense of "hand" is from 1896.
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Example sentences
Seeing the position of the mitt at the catch is where the decision chain begins, followed by the ball in the zone decision.
Never use a wet oven mitt, as it presents a scald danger if the moisture in the mitt is heated.
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