\ˈmit \

Definition of mitt 

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

b : mitten sense 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

children bundled up in hats and mitts He can hold anything in those big mitts of his.

Recent Examples on the Web

When the oven is preheated, use oven mitts to remove the baking sheet and place the potato quarters on the baking sheet. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Here's how to steam eggs and cook potatoes for perfect potato salad," 20 June 2018 To safely fix any snafus, use a gentle tan eraser like Tan-Luxe's Glyco Water or a body exfoliant and remover mitt, like St. Tropez's. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ashley Graham Uses Windex to Fix Spray Tan," 30 May 2018 Whereas McHugh pounded his glove on his slow march to the dugout, Giolito jogged out for the eighth and wound up slapping his mitt in frustration. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Marwin Gonzalez's squeeze bunt helps Astros fend off White Sox," 9 July 2018 As left fielder Juan Soto retrieved the ball, Dickerson waved Jace Peterson home, but an accurate throw from relay man Trea Turner one-hopped into catcher Pedro Severino’s mitt and beat Peterson to the plate. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles' offensive struggles compounded by failed send of runner with Machado on deck," 30 May 2018 When Gallo's swing completed and the baseball smacked Tim Federowicz's mitt, Cole unleashed a powerful yell, ending such a frustrating night with a flurry. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros overcome 4-run deficit to defeat Rangers in 10 innings," 4 July 2018 These slip-resistant mitts will hook germs, while protecting your hands from harsh chemicals. NBC News, "The best spring cleaning products, according to the pros," 31 Mar. 2018 The teenager wears a black rubber bracelet #DannyStrong sold locally to benefit the Farquhars and uses a customized catcher’s mitt with his name on it that was Danny’s gift for catching him. David Haugh,, "Operating on Danny Farquhar's brain didn't change what was in White Sox pitcher's heart," 12 July 2018 Rocha was attentive to form while Buchanan caught each throw in a mitt with the ease and rhythm of a pizza dough twirler. Sophia Kercher,, "Jab, hook and punch — before you pound some pasta," 6 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of mitt

baseball : 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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