glov·​er | \ ˈglə-vər How to pronounce glover (audio) \

Definition of glover

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that makes or sells gloves


biographical name
Glov·​er | \ ˈglə-vər How to pronounce Glover (audio) \

Definition of Glover (Entry 2 of 2)

John 1732–1797 American general in Revolution

Examples of glover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And Belanger wasn’t the only gold-glover missing from the O’s infield that day; regular second-baseman Dave Johnson also was injured, with left-fielder Don Buford filling in. Chris Kaltenbach,, "The Orioles’ Jim Palmer pitched a no-hitter 50 years ago, and he wasn’t about to let Reggie Jackson ruin it," 16 Aug. 2019 The household of a baker produced bread; the household of a glover produced gloves. Phyllis Rackin, The Atlantic, "The Hidden Women Writers of the Elizabethan Theater," 8 June 2019 The red-shirt sophomore shorstop was a unanimous pick to the first team and as a gold glover. Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, "Glendale Community College baseball racks up Western State Conference awards," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of glover


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Glover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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