mittenlike

mitten

[mit-n]
noun
1.
a hand covering enclosing the four fingers together and the thumb separately.
2.
mitt ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English miteyn < Middle French, Old French mitaine, equivalent to mite mitten (< ?) + -aine -an

mittenlike, adjective
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mitten (ˈmɪtən)
 
n
1.  Sometimes shortened to: mitt a glove having one section for the thumb and a single section for the other fingers
2.  slang a boxing glove
 
[C14: from Old French mitaine, of uncertain origin]

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mitten
late 14c., from O.Fr. mitaine "mitten, half-glove," from O.Fr. mite "mitten," and from M.L. mitta, perhaps from M.H.G. mittemo, O.H.G. mittamo "middle, midmost" (reflecting notion of "half-glove"), or from V.L. *medietana "divided in the middle," from L. medius (see medial).
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