\ ˈmit How to pronounce mitt (audio) \

Definition of mitt

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

Examples of mitt in a Sentence

children bundled up in hats and mitts He can hold anything in those big mitts of his.
Recent Examples on the Web Kratz squared to bunt on an 0-1 pitch, then pulled his bat back when Betances' fastball sailed high and off Ramos' mitt. Mike Fitzpatrick, Star Tribune, "Yankees edge Mets 2-1 to avert longest slide in 25 years," 29 Aug. 2020 Barnes grabbed the ball and got his mitt down on the Margot’s outstretched hand while the runner’s helmet tumbled off and cut his own lip. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead," 26 Oct. 2020 The man, equipped with a mitt on his left hand, leaned back in his seat and reached to haul in the baseball. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "WATCH: Fan at World Series flings glove on field after catching Will Smith home run," 22 Oct. 2020 Among the over 150 lots are his Gold Glove awards from 1969-77, a Reds home jersey from 1983, his catcher's mitt from the 1970s, and a painting of Bench by LeRoy Neiman. Beth Harris, The Enquirer, "Johnny Bench to auction memorabilia," 2 Oct. 2020 First baseman Jedd Gyorko would have had a play but dropped the ball pulling it out of his mitt and Bader made it without a throw. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cardinals 4, Brewers 2: After 18-run outburst the previous day, offense reverts to form in Game 1," 17 Sep. 2020 There should be a term for someone like me who still pulls on a baseball mitt. Sue Wunder, The Christian Science Monitor, "Proud to be included as ‘one of the guys’," 9 Sep. 2020 First baseman Wilmer Flores failed to get his mitt on Sam Hilliard’s sharp ball through the hole - instead of a possible inning-ending double play, the Rockies responded to score twice. John Shea,, "Giants blow 6-1 lead, lose 9-6 to Rockies," 2 Sep. 2020 Austin hit a bounder which filtered through Gandil’s mitt in the eighth. Kori Rumore,, "Chicago White Sox pitchers have thrown 19 no-hitters since 1902. Here’s a look back at each of them, including 3 perfect games.," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mitt

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for mitt

short for mitten

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20 Nov 2020

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“Mitt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mitt

: a special type of heavy glove worn by the catcher
: a special type of glove worn by the first baseman


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Kids Definition of mitt

1 : mitten Use a mitt to hold the hot dish.
2 : a baseball catcher's or first baseman's glove

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