from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A covering for the hand that encases the thumb separately and the four fingers together.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a glove in not having a separate sheath for each finger.
- n. A cover for the wrist and forearm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A glove; a covering for the hand, with or without fingers.
- n. A covering for the hand, differing from a glove in not having a separate cover for each finger, the thumb only being separated, made of leather, dogskin, sealskin, etc., or knitted of thick wool.
- n. A mitt.
- To put mittens on.
- To give the mitten to. See phrase under mitten, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together
Her mitten is off, and the big Colt's revolver is in her hand.
Her mitten is off, and the revolver is in her hand.
But as the mitten was already up on the advent calendar, I decided it was a good day for my wee snowman.
The mitten is a thing by which he may be traced, and I'll send my peons to start inquiries tomorrow.
Again the mitten was a caressing obstacle to utterance.
There seems to be a bit of a craze sweeping the nation at the moment, a whirlwind of activity that can only be described as a mitten maelstrom.
They are also known as mitten or thumb cats because they can learn to pick up things, open latches or move objects with near-human dexterity.
Some said that Susan had given her young man the mitten, meaning thereby that she had signified that his services as a suitor were dispensed with.
Perhaps the girl who gave him the "mitten" is there.
I took some copper wire and made little finger armatures for both hands, using the "mitten" as a guide.