a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb.
a padded protective covering for the hand used in boxing, baseball, and other sports.
[with object] informal
(of a baseball catcher) catch, deflect, or touch (the ball) with one’s glove.
fit like a glove
(of clothes) fit exactly.
the gloves are off (or with the gloves off or take the gloves off)
used to express the notion that something will be done in an uncompromising or brutal way, without compunction or hesitation:for the banks chasing this growing business, the gloves are now definitely off