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Topic: CLOTHES

Language: Old English
Origin: glof

glove

noun
     
glove
glove [countable]
1DCC a piece of clothing that you wear on your hand in order to protect it or keep it warm [↪ mitten]:
boxing gloves
2

the gloves are off

used to say that people are ready to begin a fight or argument

➔ fit (somebody) like a glove

at fit1 (1)

; ➔ hand in glove

at hand1 (34)
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