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Topic: BASEBALL

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: mitten

mitt

noun
     
mitt [countable]
1DCC a type of glove that does not have separate parts for each finger [= mitten]:
ski mitts
an oven mitt (=a thick glove used to protect your hand when you hold hot pans)
mitt
2DSB a type of leather glove used to catch a ball in baseball
3 informal especially British English someone's hand:
Robert's put his sticky mitts all over it.
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