mitt

If you want to play on a baseball team, get a mitt, a protective leather glove. And if you want to take a cake out of the oven, get an oven mitt, a giant heat-proof mitten. A mitt protects a hand.

Since mitts were introduced to baseball in the 19th century, every player on a team uses one. Before that, players used their bare hands — or they improvised gloves with the fingers cut off, to slightly pad the catching hand. Today's mitts are wide and sturdy. An oven mitt isn’t helpful in baseball, but it also protects hands. In fact, mitt can also mean "hand" informally: "Get your mitts off my chocolate cupcake!"

Primary Meanings of mitt

1.
n
the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
2.
n
the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Full Definitions of mitt
1

n the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball

Synonyms:
baseball glove, baseball mitt, glove
Type of:
baseball equipment
equipment used in playing baseball
2

n the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

“he extended his mitt
Synonyms:
hand, manus, paw
Types:
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clenched fist, fist
a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
hooks, maulers, meat hooks
large strong hand (as of a fighter)
right, right hand
the hand that is on the right side of the body
left, left hand
the hand that is on the left side of the body
Type of:
extremity
that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

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