\ 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 But then Kenta Maeda threw 22 pitches during a bullpen session at the CenturyLink Sports Complex on Thursday, and the sound of a baseball smacking into a mitt was back. Star Tribune, "Against all odds, Twins open spring training camp on time," 18 Feb. 2021 That’s why this unicorn wash mitt by Soapsox would make a great gift for the parent that’s looking to cherish bath time with their kids without the fuss. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "42 gifts that support BIPOC-owned brands this holiday season," 16 Dec. 2020 Return skillet to medium-high heat (make sure to keep an oven mitt on the handle). Kate Merker, Country Living, "Steak with Creamy Mushrooms and Spinach," 13 Dec. 2020 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

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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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7 Apr 2021

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“Mitt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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