What is glove?

  • (noun): Handwear: covers the hand and wrist.
    Synonyms: gloves
    See also — Additional definitions below


A glove (Middle English from Old English glof) is a garment covering the whole hand. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no covering sheath for each finger they are called "fingerless gloves". Fingerless gloves with one large opening rather than individual openings for each finger are sometimes called gauntlets. Gloves which cover the entire hand or fist but do not have separate finger openings or sheaths are called mittens. Mittens are warmer than gloves made of the same material because fingers maintain their warmth better when they are in contact with each other. Reduced surface area reduces heat loss.

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Muff (handwarmer)
... In Roman times, the place of the glove was taken by long sleeves (manicae) reaching to the hand, and in winter special sleeves of fur were worn ... for each hand, although the cartulary cited also distinguishes the glove for summer from the muffulae for winter wear ... The Old French moufle meant a thick glove or mitten, and from this the Dutch mof, Walloon mouffe, and thence English "muff", are probably derived ...
MLB Awards - Individual Awards - Gold Glove
... The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding ... Eighteen Gold Gloves are awarded each year (with the exception of 1957, 1985 and 2007), one at each of the nine positions in each league ...
Glove - Standards
... of different European standards that relate to gloves ... BS EN374-3- Chemicals BS EN420- General requirements for gloves includes sizing and a number of health and safety aspects including latex protein and chromium levels ... PPE places gloves into three categories Minimal risk - End user can easily identify risk ...
List Of Torchwood Items - R - Resurrection Gauntlet
... A metal gauntlet (also known as The Glove and jokingly dubbed the Risen Mitten by Ianto Jones) with the ability to bring the dead back to life for a limited ... The glove fell through the rift circa 1967 and rested on the bottom of Cardiff Bay until Torchwood Three dredged it in early 2007 ... The Torchwood Institute website details the testing of the glove, and that Suzie was buying goldfish in bulk and killing them to test the Glove ...
Lim Wee-Chai - Career
... In 1991, Tan Sri Lim founded Top Glove Sdn Bhd, a rubber glove manufacturing and trading business which started with only three production lines ... Sri Lim’s visionary stewardship, Top Glove has since grown to be the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer, capturing about 26% of the world market share ... have a production capacity of 40 billion pieces of gloves per annum, to meet the demand of over 1000 customers in more than 185 countries ...

More definitions of "glove":

  • (noun): Gloves that are big and padded; worn for boxing.
    Synonyms: boxing glove