bolton thumb

noun

bol·​ton thumb
ˈbōltən-
often capitalized B
: a thumb whose gusset is formed in the main part of a glove

Word History

Etymology

alteration of Boulton, a glove-manufacturing firm

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“Bolton thumb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bolton%20thumb. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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