1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.
2. A boxing glove.
Boxing glove. See under Boxing.
Glove fight, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves.
Glove money or Glove silver. (a) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with. (b) Eng. Law. A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.
Glove sponge Zool., a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges (Spongia officinalis).
To be hand and glove with, to be intimately associated or on good terms with. “Hand and glove with traitors.” --J. H. Newman.
To handle without gloves, to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with. [Colloq.]
To take up the glove, to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.
Glove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gloved p. pr. & vb. n. Gloving.] To cover with, or as with, a glove.
n 1: gloves worn by fielders in baseball [syn: baseball glove,
baseball mitt, mitt]
2: handwear: covers the hand and wrist [syn: gloves]
3: gloves that are big and padded; worn for boxing [syn: boxing