- Present participle of glove.
Variant of glove
- a covering for the hand, made of leather, cloth, etc., with a separate sheath for each finger and the thumb
- a similar covering of padded leather worn by baseball players in the field
- boxing glove
Origin of gloveMiddle English ; from Old English glof and amp; Old Norse glofi ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Germanic an unverified form ga-lōfa ; from an unverified form ga-, together (OE ge-) + an unverified form lōfa (Goth lōfa), palm of the hand: for Indo-European base see luff
put on the gloves
Informal to box