Definition of glove in English:
1A covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb: rubber gloves a pair of black leather gloves
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- Using it with cold fingers in thick gloves, I found it rather fiddly.
- Problem is I neglected to buy rubber gloves so my fingers are all tingly and I have the cleanest nails known to mankind.
- His nose was freezing, and the cold was penetrating his gloves, working into his fingers.
1.1A padded protective covering for the hand used in boxing, cricket, baseball, and other sports.
- It's sort of like trying a new glove in baseball; it takes a while to get used to it.
- He always had his baseball glove hitched to his side and always welcomed a game of catch.
- The last time he used a glove in a major league game was in 2001 when he played five innings as a first baseman.
verb[with object] informal Back to top
(Of a wicketkeeper, baseball catcher, etc.) catch, deflect, or touch (the ball) with a gloved hand: Vaughan gloved it and got to his knees to throw
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- Last year, he had little trouble gloving grounders, but his throws were erratic.
- Fending the ball off his face, he could only glove the ball to the wicket keeper.
- He continued his attack, but on 85 he gloved the ball into his face and had to retire hurt.
Old English glōf, of Germanic origin.
fit someone like a glove
- (Of clothes) fit someone exactly: the shoe fitted him like a glove figurative this analysis of the institutional mind fits the police world like a gloveMore example sentences
- My husband was measured for a pair of boots that were delivered to us three days later, fitting him like a glove.
- Kat got up and walked over, the black military uniform fitting her like a glove as her brown braid bumped against her back.
- His million-dollar suit and shiny black shoes fitted him like a glove.
the gloves are off (or with the gloves off or take the gloves off)
- Used to express the notion that something will be done in an uncompromising or ruthless way: for the banks chasing this growing business, the gloves are now definitely offMore example sentences
- But I think probably the first thing to do would be to really take the gloves off with the air campaign.
- This is car parking with the gloves off, so to speak; bare-knuckle stuff.
- But as soon as the bell goes for the first pint the gloves are off.
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- The catcher then puts his gloveless hand between his legs and flashes the sign to signal the next pitch.
- A hand grabbed hers in the dark, warm and gloveless, and she pulled back instinctively.
- During its pioneer beginnings, baseball was a gloveless sport.
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