Boxing glove
Glove Glove (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten. [1913 Webster]

2. A boxing glove. [1913 Webster]

{Boxing glove}. See under {Boxing}.

{Glove fight}, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves.

{Glove money} or {Glove silver}. (a) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with. (b) (Eng. Law.) A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.

{Glove sponge} (Zo["o]l.), 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}, 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Boxing glove — Boxing Box ing, n. The act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring; pugilism. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] {Boxing glove}, a large padded mitten or glove used in sparring for exercise or amusement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boxing glove — n. either of a pair of padded mittens worn by a boxer …   English World dictionary

  • boxing glove — boxing gloves N COUNT Boxing gloves are big padded gloves worn for boxing …   English dictionary

  • boxing glove — boxing mitt, padded leather mittens used in the sport of boxing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boxing glove — noun boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing • Syn: ↑glove • Topics: ↑boxing, ↑pugilism, ↑fisticuffs • Hypernyms: ↑boxing equipment …   Useful english dictionary

  • boxing glove — box′ing glove n. spo one of a pair of heavily padded leather mittens worn by boxers • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • boxing glove — noun Date: circa 1841 one of a pair of leather mittens heavily padded on the back and worn in boxing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boxing glove — noun A padded mitten, designed to protect the hand while punching, and worn in boxing …   Wiktionary

  • boxing glove — noun a heavily padded mitten worn in boxing …   English new terms dictionary

  • boxing glove — /ˈbɒksɪŋ glʌv/ (say boksing gluv) noun a padded mitten worn in boxing …   Australian English dictionary

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