Gloves vs mittens

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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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Caroline said:
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.
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The catcher's mitt has no fingers.

The first baseman wears a mitt?

:roll:
 

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Susie Smith said:
RonBee said:
The catcher's mitt has no fingers.

The first baseman wears a mitt?

:roll:

:oops: :(

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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