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mitt

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noun \ˈmit\

Simple Definition of mitt

  • baseball : a special type of heavy glove worn by the catcher

  • : a special type of glove worn by the first baseman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mitt

  1. 1 a :  a woman's glove that leaves the fingers uncovered b :  mitten 1 c :  a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove made in the style of a mitten

  2. 2 slang :  hand

Examples of mitt in a sentence

  1. children bundled up in hats and mitts

  2. He can hold anything in those big mitts of his.



Origin and Etymology of mitt

short for mitten


First Known Use: 1757

Rhymes with mitt



MITT Defined for Kids

mitt

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noun \ˈmit\

Definition of mitt for Students

  1. 1 :  mitten <Use a mitt to hold the hot dish.>

  2. 2 :  a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove




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