Gloves vs mittens
I understand that mittens are gloves without partitions between fingers. Yet, I am not too sure if we can say "a baseball mitten" or "a softball mitten" in English. A friend of mine told me that mittens have to be something which is knitted.
I appreciate if someone could help out here. Thanks in advance.
Re: Gloves vs mittens
Yes, a mitten encloses the four fingers together and the thumb separately, whereas a glove has a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb.
Originally Posted by Caroline
Catchers and first basemen wear a mitt.
The catcher's mitt has no fingers.
The first baseman wears a mitt?
Originally Posted by RonBee
Nice explanation, SS. :D
Originally Posted by Susie Smith
Two compartments: one for fingers, one for the thumb. The word 'mitt' comes from Latin moiety meaning, each of the two parts of things.
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