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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Gloves vs mittens

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline
    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.
    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.
    Catchers and first basemen wear a mitt.
    :wink: :)

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    The catcher's mitt has no fingers.

    The first baseman wears a mitt?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The catcher's mitt has no fingers.

    The first baseman wears a mitt?

    :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The catcher's mitt has no fingers.

    The first baseman wears a mitt?

    :(
    Nice explanation, SS. :D

    Two compartments: one for fingers, one for the thumb. The word 'mitt' comes from Latin moiety meaning, each of the two parts of things.

    All the best,

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