A shortstop with a good glove.
I wore gloves to keep my hands warm.
The boxing champ laced on his gloves before the big bout.
Frederico had a great glove, but he couldn't hit a curveball, so he never broke into the pros.
He gloved the line drive for the third out.
Maxwell gloved his hand so that he wouldn't leave fingerprints, then pulled the trigger.
- to fit perfectly
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Origin of glove
- Middle English from Old English glōf
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English glove, glofe, from Old English glōf, *glōfe, *glōfa, ("glove"; weak forms attested only in plural form glōfan (“gloves”)), from Proto-Germanic *galōfô (“glove”), from Proto-Germanic *ga- (“collective and associative prefix”) + Proto-Germanic *lōfô (“flat of the hand, palm”), from Proto-Indo-European *lāp-, *lēp-, *lep- (“flat”). Cognate with Scots gluve, gluive (“glove”), Icelandic glófi (“glove”). Related to Middle English lofe, lufe (“palm of the hand”). More at loof.