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a. A close-fitting covering for the hand with a separate sheath for each finger and the thumb, worn especially as protection from the cold.
b. A gauntlet.
a. An oversized leather glove used for catching baseballs, especially one with more finger sheaths than the catcher's or first baseman's mitt.
b. A glove made of leather and fabric having padding on the back and extending over the wrist, used in hockey and lacrosse.
c. A boxing glove.
d. A close-fitting glove used to improve the grip, as in batting or in golf.
3. Baseball Fielding ability: a shortstop with a good glove.
v. gloved, glov·ing, gloves
1. To furnish with gloves.
2. To cover with or as if with a glove.
To don gloves, as before performing an operation on a patient.
[Middle English, from Old English glōf.]