mitten

noun
mit·​ten | \ ˈmi-tᵊn How to pronounce mitten (audio) \

Definition of mitten

1 : a covering for the hand and wrist having a separate section for the thumb only

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Other Words from mitten

mittened \ ˈmi-​tᵊnd How to pronounce mittened (audio) \ adjective

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That’s what brings me and a group of friends to the same secluded stretch of land along the Jordan River, near the top of Michigan’s mitten, for our annual pilgrimage to Pinney Bridge State Forest Campground. Damien Dennis, chicagotribune.com, "Camping in Northern Michigan means having it all, away from it all," 31 July 2019 Wrapped in down parkas and woolen mittens, explore the ephemeral wonderland of snow walls, crystal domes, and whimsical ice sculptures. Jonathan Irish, National Geographic, "10 Experiences You Can Only Have in Scandinavia," 8 Apr. 2019 The off-white blankie with the green, red, yellow and blue stripes isn’t just for couches and beds; the design also appears on mittens, scarves and, yes, blanket coats. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, "The best souvenirs to bring home from 10 countries," 2 July 2019 The mittens are made using the same technology as space blankets, and the foil locks in your body heat to allow the oils to really penetrate into your skin. Glamour, "This Self-Warming Hand Mask Saves My Cuticles Between Manicures," 7 Mar. 2019 Located atop the mitten, many would argue the U.P. is the best of Michigan. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, "The 6 best things about Michigan," 26 Jan. 2018 The Perfect Ten is a set of foil mittens that contain a liquid mask, a similar concept to Babyfoot. Glamour, "This Self-Warming Hand Mask Saves My Cuticles Between Manicures," 7 Mar. 2019 In cold weather, a snowmobile suit and a pair of gauntlet mittens lengthen the riding season by months. Bill Hartford, Popular Mechanics, "My First Year on a Motorcycle," 15 Feb. 2019 Turning the pages has the effect of emptying one pile (which, like a real leaf pile, includes the odd insect and lost mitten) and creating a new one. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Board Books That Aren’t Boring," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of mitten

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mitten

Middle English mitain, from Anglo-French, probably from Old French mite, name for a cat

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mitten

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mitten

: a covering for the hand that has a separate part for the thumb only

mitten

noun
mit·​ten | \ ˈmi-tᵊn How to pronounce mitten (audio) \

Kids Definition of mitten

: a covering for the hand and wrist having a separate division for the thumb only

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