Definition of mitt in English:

mitt

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Pronunciation: /mɪt
 
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noun

(usually mitts)
  • 1A mitten: woolly mitts
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    • And chintz tea towels and oven mitts that are anything but chintzy.
    • A few seconds later, Sam arrived at the door, face red and hot and clad in an apron and oven mitts.
    • Dressed in an apron with oven mitts to match, she noticed him and smiled.
  • 1.1A glove leaving the fingers and thumb-tip exposed.
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    • 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.
  • 1.2 (also baseball mitt) Baseball A large fingerless glove worn by the catcher or first baseman.
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    • 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…
  • 1.3 informal A person’s hand: it’s essential to get your mitts on a pair of low-slung combat trousers
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 18th century: abbreviation of mitten.

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