Pronunciation Noun

glove (plural gloves)

  1. An item of clothing other than a mitten, covering all or part of the hand and fingers, but usually allowing independent movement of the fingers.
    I wore gloves to keep my hands warm.
    The boxing champ laced on his gloves before the big bout.
  2. A baseball mitt.
  3. (baseball, figuratively) The ability to catch a hit ball.
    Frederico had a great glove, but he couldn't hit a curveball, so he never broke into the pros.
  4. (slang) A condom.
  5. (with definite article) A challenge from one to another.
    to throw down the glove, i.e. to offer a challenge; to take up the glove, to accept it
Translations Translations Verb

glove (gloves, present participle gloving; past and past participle gloved)

  1. (baseball, transitive) To catch the ball in a baseball mitt.
    He gloved the line drive for the third out.
  2. (transitive) To put a glove or gloves on.
    Maxwell gloved his hand so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints, then pulled the trigger.
  3. (cricket) To touch a delivery with one's glove while the gloved hand is on the bat. Under the rules of cricket, the batsman is deemed to have hit the ball.

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