Definition of glove
1a : a covering for the hand having separate sections for each of the fingers and the thumb and often extending part way up the armb : 1gauntlet 1
2a (1) : a padded leather covering for the hand used in baseball to catch a thrown or batted ball; specifically : one having individual thumb and finger sections usually connected with a lacing or webbing — compare mitt (2) : fielding ability he's got a good glove at three positions and can pinch-hit — Casey Stengelb : boxing glove
3a : 1gauntlet 3b gloves plural : the restraints of civility the gloves came off for the interview
Recent Examples of glove from the Web
The hard plastic shell keeps the glove’s leather from making contact with his thumb.
In a 15-minute game of catch, his knuckler hit the glove every time.
If a pet has encountered a potentially rabid animal, officials said pet owners should wear gloves when handling their pet and take them to their local veterinarian or local health department for treatment.
Comey certainly knew that the career prosecutors, who had been working hand-in-glove with the F.B.I. agents, would agree with the decision.
My fingers are burning within 90 seconds when holding the camera with gloves on.
Zero Friction GPS DistancePro is GPS technology built into a glove.
Multiple fittings are needed, but the end result is a shoe that fits like a glove.
Both said their glove compartments and center consoles had been opened and rummaged through, and both said their cars may have been unlocked.
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Origin and Etymology of glove
Middle English, from Old English glōf; akin to Old Norse glōfi glove
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of glove
GLOVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glove for English Language Learners
: a covering for the hand that has separate parts for each finger
baseball : a padded leather covering for the hand that is used to catch the ball and that has individual thumb and finger sections
: a very thick, padded covering for the hand that is worn in the sport of boxing
GLOVE Defined for Kids
Definition of glove for Students
: a covering for the hand having a separate section for each finger
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