mitt

noun \ ˈmit \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of mitt

1 a :a woman's glove that leaves the fingers uncovered
b :mitten 1
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

  1. children bundled up in hats and mitts

  2. He can hold anything in those big mitts of his.

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Origin and Etymology of mitt

short for mitten



MITT Defined for English Language Learners

mitt

noun

Definition of mitt for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a special type of heavy glove worn by the catcher

  • : a special type of glove worn by the first baseman


MITT Defined for Kids

mitt

noun \ ˈmit \

Definition of mitt for Students

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


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