Glove (?), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. glf; akin to Icel. glfi, cf. Goth. lfa palm of the hand, Icel. lfi.]


A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finder. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.


A boxing glove.

Boxing glove. See under Boxing.
-- Glove fight, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves.
-- Glove money or silver.

  1. A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with.
  2. Eng.Law. A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a country to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.

-- Glove sponge Zool., a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges (Spongia officinalis).
-- To be hand and glove with, to be intimately associated or on good terms with. "Hand and glove with traitors." J. H. Newman.
-- To handle without gloves,<-- with the gloves off, to take the gloves off --> to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with. [Colloq.]
-- To take up the glove, to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
-- To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.


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Glove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gloved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gloving.]

To cover with, or as with, a glove.


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