The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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.
2. A boxing glove.
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
(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 (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.
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
To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.