Definition of mitt in English:
1.1 Baseball A mittenlike glove, worn by the catcher and first baseman.
- For the love of a glove: a baseball mitt just isn't a necessary piece of equipment, it's a part of life for many players
- You just don't see 10-year-old kids throwing around a rugby ball or kicking a soccer ball in the States; they've either got a baseball mitt on their hand or are throwing around a basketball or football.
- I wanted a baseball mitt so bad a sweet hurt blossomed in my stomach whenever I thought about it…
1.2A glove leaving the fingers and thumb-tip exposed.
- There are definite tricks to tasks such as fitting a mask, manipulating camera controls, tightening straps and all the other things divers need to do without thinking about it while wearing dry gloves or mitts.
- The temperatures of around 20F can be a problem for some pilots who have only gloves and no mitts.
1.3 informal A person’s hand.
- This big grumbly rumbly bear of a man with shoulders wider than most airline seats and mitts so big that my kitty Abby could probably sit comfortably in his palm likes my silly pet name for him.
- They're trying to get their grubby mitts on our big cars and mansions in Pondok Indah and Bintaro.
- Tickets for the 200-capacity date next month may have been snapped up within hours of going on sale but we have managed to get our mitts on a pair of the coveted items.
mid 18th century: abbreviation of mitten.
keep one's mitts off
- informal Keep one’s hands away from; not touch: keep your mitts off the fan control!More example sentences
- A note card is taped to the front, and in careless handwriting it says: Nora's Diary, I am eight years old, keep your mitts off, don't touch, this means you!
- The noise is just one of several barks, squeals, and cries in a squirrel's vocabulary; others connote ‘I'm angry,’ ‘Time to come home, Junior,’ and ‘I've just mated with her; keep your mitts off.’
- We've got our eye on that one, so keep your mitts off.
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