bolton thumb

noun, often capitalized B
bol·​ton thumb | \ ˈbōltən- \

Definition of bolton thumb

: a thumb whose gusset is formed in the main part of a glove

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History and Etymology for bolton thumb

alteration of Boulton, a glove-manufacturing firm

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“Bolton thumb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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