\ 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.

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In a nearly empty Chase Field early Tuesday afternoon, loud grunts resonated from the home bullpen, followed by the pop of a catcher’s mitt. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Robbie Ray nears return as Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation remains in flux," 20 Aug. 2019 Borrowing a pitcher’s mitt from one of his teammates, Wilkerson gave up a run in the last two innings of a 17-6 blowout to the Boston Red Sox. Nathan Ruiz,, "Orioles designate struggling center fielder Keon Broxton for assignment," 21 July 2019 To demonstrate, John Plant, the YouTuber behind the channel Primitive Technologies, flashes his torn up mitts for the camera, scratching at the yellow sores on his already dirty and calloused hands. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Spiff Up Your Real-World Skills With Old Timey YouTube," 25 June 2019 Catcher Joe Donovan didn’t help Weisenburger’s cause, stabbing at the pitches with his catcher’s mitt instead of blocking them with his body. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan baseball stymied by Vanderbilt, 4-1, in College World Series," 25 June 2019 For his part, Munchak was stoked to get his mitts on a 312-pound road-grader with a combination of back-pedaling balance and lethal burst in open space. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Why Ja’Wuan James’ $51-million contract with the Broncos is worth every penny," 2 Sep. 2019 The quaint signs around Wrigley Field’s lower concourse show a cute stylized bear cub with a mitt in pursuit of a fly ball. Phil Rosenthal,, "Column: Extended safety netting at Wrigley Field seems inevitable. So why are the Cubs slow to commit to it?," 5 Aug. 2019 But the reality is: Even in a league so wide open that any of 10 teams could win it all next season, Denver needs to add one more piece to give center Nikola Jokic a legit chance to wrap his mitts around the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Nuggets need one more big piece to be legit championship contenders. His name? Bradley Beal.," 9 July 2019 Earlier in the season, Arroyo hit Rodriguez's left shoulder with a pitch, igniting a brawl that resulted in Boston catcher Jason Varitek shoving his mitt in Rodriguez's face -- a moment enshrined on the walls of Boston sports bars ever since. Motez Bishara, CNN, "MLB London Series: Yankees and Red Sox greats recall championships, brawls and the Curse of the Bambino," 27 June 2019

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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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