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Mitt   /mɪt/   Listen
Mitt

noun
1.
The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.  Synonyms: hand, manus, paw.  "He extended his mitt"
2.
The handwear used by fielders in playing baseball.  Synonyms: baseball glove, baseball mitt, glove.






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"Mitt" Quotes from Famous Books



... methodical in his personal habits, however audacious and resourceful he might have been on his public side and his professional. He especially was lucky in that he never acquired any of those mouth-filling nicknames such as Paper Collar Joe wore, and Grand Central Pete and Appetite Willie and the Mitt-and-a-Half Kid and the late Soapy Smith—picturesque enough, all of them, but giving to the wearers thereof an undesirable prominence in newspapers and to that added extent curtailing their usefulness in their own ...
— Sundry Accounts • Irvin S. Cobb

... yells and howls. When the dust cleared and the howls had subsided it was found that Dalzell had loped in across the home plate, Darrin had come along more swiftly and was in, while Hutchins touched the second base an instant after the ball had nestled in Greg Holmes's Army mitt. ...
— Dick Prescotts's Fourth Year at West Point - Ready to Drop the Gray for Shoulder Straps • H. Irving Hancock

... for your interest to do so if I hadn't come in here with a better proposition. Now it's for your interest to vote 'em as I tell you. The most they can make out of it is a breach of trust, and that amounts to nothing. With five thousand dollars in your mitt, you wouldn't need to hang around here to take a lot of slurs. I'll slip you another thousand for your expenses on a little trip till the air ...
— Blow The Man Down - A Romance Of The Coast - 1916 • Holman Day

... fielding was done in 1894, but as a whole it was not superior to that of 1893, or even to that of 1892. One reason for this was the introduction of the catcher's "big mitt" in the infield work—something that should not have been allowed. It was due to this fact that the batting scores were not larger the past season than they were in 1893, the big mitt on the hands of infielders enabling them to stop hard hit "bounders" and "daisy cutters" which, but for the use ...
— Spalding's Baseball Guide and Official League Book for 1895 • Edited by Henry Chadwick

... heart beat loudly in his ears when he met her in the doorway after the sermon was done. His eager, timorous eyes sought her face, but she never looked his way. She laid her slim hand in its cream-colored silk mitt on the Squire's arm; her satin gown rustled softly as she passed before him, shrinking against the wall to give her room, and a faint fragrance which seemed like the very breath of the unknown delicacy and exclusiveness of life came to his ...
— Evelina's Garden • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

... later Dink, lost in a lapping baseball suit lent by Cheyenne Baxter, re-enforced with safety pins, stationed himself in the outfield behind a catcher's mitt, for preliminary practice with little Susie Satterly and Beekstein Hall, who was ...
— The Varmint • Owen Johnson



Words linked to "Mitt" :   paw, intercapitular vein, metacarpal artery, maulers, fist, digital arteries, hooks, arteria metacarpea, meat hooks, vena intercapitalis, man, vena metacarpus, arm, clenched fist, ball, finger, human, baseball equipment, human being, thenar, arteria digitalis, homo, left hand, right hand, right, left, extremity, palm, metacarpus, metacarpal vein



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