Glove

Definition of Glove

Pronunciation: glŭv
n.1.
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
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.
To handle without gloves
to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with.
- J. H. Newman.
To take up the glove
to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
To throw down the glove
to challenge to combat.
v. t.1.To cover with, or as with, a glove.
[imp. & p. p. Gloved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gloving.]

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