Synonyms for glove

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLOVE

I asked if the muff, as well as the glove, had been searched carefully.

"Yes," answered Dorothy, buttoning her glove and glancing at the clock.

By the way, how did he get your glove, or is that merely brag on his part?

Yes, it is our business to do so; but the glove has not been of much assistance to us.

No one was observing him, and the glove was immediately concealed.

All she did was to take her glove and rub hard at a spot on the window-pane.

Having mended her glove, Minnie Marsh lays it in the drawer.

There was no glove on it; and, gently raising it, he pressed it to his lips.

He paused, sighed and then brushed the subject away with a wave of his glove.

On our part we staked all on chance; we threw the glove blindly to fortune.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English glof "glove, covering for the hand," also "palm of the hand," from Proto-Germanic *galofo (cf. Old Norse glofi), probably from *ga- collective prefix + *lofi "hand" (cf. Old Norse lofi, Middle English love, Gothic lofa "flat of the hand"), from PIE *lep- "be flat; palm, sole, shoulder blade" (cf. Russian lopata "shovel;" Lithuanian lopa "claw," lopeta "shovel, spade").

German Handschuh, the usual word for "glove," literally "hand-shoe" (Old High German hantscuoh; also Danish and Swedish hantsche) is represented by Old English Handscio (the name of one of Beowulf's companions, eaten by Grendel), but this is attested only as a proper name. To fit like a glove is first recorded 1771.

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