\ ˈmit \

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.

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Not long ago, this idea of Murray throwing away his mitt for shoulder pads was preposterous. Andrew Beaton And Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Kyler Murray Calls an Audible for the NFL," 11 Feb. 2019 Cline used the analogy of a ball and a velcro mitt to explain how the accuracy of meteorologists’ forecasts improve as the storm gets closer. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "How scientists track Hurricane Florence with a 'forecast cone'," 12 Sep. 2018 Growing up in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, Lopez played baseball every day with a mitt constructed from cardboard and a ball made of socks and string because that’s all his family could afford. David Haugh,, "White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez looks capable of being the bell cow of rotation," 29 June 2018 And yet miniature versions of adult cafe drinks are cropping up in tiny mitts all across America. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Parenting," 16 Feb. 2012 Move flammable objects — oven mitts, wooden utensils, dish towels, etc. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "No, Water Won't Put Out a Grease Fire, But This Will," 20 Nov. 2018 And if doesn't quite work out, the best way to deal with a streaky spray tan is with a tan eraser (like the Isle of Paradise version) or a body exfoliant mitt, a la St. Tropez's Remover Mitt. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Woman Shares Foot Self-Tanner Fail," 17 Oct. 2018 You and sports go together like a baseball and a mitt. Danielle Fox, Seventeen, "Which High School Musical Character Are You?," 24 July 2018 In one photograph, an oven mitt, burner grate and hot comb are juxtaposed against a background of cotton candy pink. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Artists explore American identity in Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit," 21 June 2018

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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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The first known use of mitt was in 1757

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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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